Welcome to the C++ Community Organizers home page.

We are a group made up of individuals that are are working to support community engagement activities in the C++ world. We believe that C++ is a challenging language that is best understood by learning from others.

If you are looking for a user group in your area, check this list. If you are looking for a conference, check this list.

We also believe that engagement with other community organizers is the best way to support those individuals that make C++ community engagement possible. Some of us are supporting online C++ communities and some are working on face-to-face engagement events through local groups of conferences.

All of us believe that we can do a better job by working together.


The mission of this group is to support the C++ community by supporting organizers in the following ways:

  • Education and sharing information about opportunities, resources, and best practices
  • Facilitating communication between organizers and organizations
  • Providing encouragement and recognition
  • Developing tools and programs for use by organizers and organizations


The organization provides services to the general public and to its members.

Outreach Events: Among the services to the general public are periodic outreach events to educate about and encourage the formation of new communities, particularly local user groups. These events may be panels or Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings at conferences or other appropriate venues. See our posts page for announcement of Outreach Events.

Local Group Starter Kit: We also publish a local group starter kit available to anyone that is interested in starting (or revitalizing) a local group.

Local Group Consulting: For anyone that is current running or intending to run a local group, we provide online support as requested. Contact us to schedule a tele-consultation.

Member Services: We encourage active community organizers to join our group. Members are expected to “pay it forward” by hosting outreach events, maintain the Local Group Starter Kit, and participate in local group tele-consultation. Members are service by the organization with periodic telecons (with rotating hosts), special content opportunities, and pooled resources for development of software tools to support community engagement.

The organization also bestows the Recognition Of the C++ Community Yearly award. This award is a life-time achievement award to recognize significant C++ community activism over a long period of time. This award is not restricted to members, but award recipients are selected by members.


If you are interest in supporting our mission, please contact us for information on joining the C++ Community Organizers.

Because this is an organization of organizers, we expect more than just lurking. Organizers are organizers in the first place because they are willing to get involved and so some of the work. Obviously everyone will lurk somewhat, but we are looking for participation as well.

Member tasks will include:

  • improving and maintaining the Local Group Starter Kit
  • help organize or sponsor organizer-outreach events
  • participate in the conversation by attending and sometimes hosting teleconferences
  • give advice and support on Slack or by email
  • help to nominate and select the RoCCY award winners


You can contact the administrator for this domain at the email address of “info” at this domain.

Please contact for information about joining the organization or to setup a call to discuss local group organizing.

This domain is administered by Jon Kalb.