Nat Goodspeed

Linden Lab
Nat Goodspeed first read about C++ shortly after implementing a medium-sized language interpreter in classic C. Almost every C++ feature led to forehead smacking accompanied by muttered remarks about how the language could have solved THIS problem... He has been fascinated (sometimes infuriated) by C++ ever since.

When he first encountered Boost libraries, a light shone from the heavens and choirs of angels sang "AAAAAAH..." The idea of writing and maintaining C++ code without Boost has become unthinkable -- even now that some of those libraries have been adopted into the C++ standard.

Nat has presented papers on coroutines and fibers to WG21, the ISO C++ committee. He has spoken on these topics at C++ Now conferences.

Nat has worked on databases, games and virtual worlds, usually on architecture and infrastructure. He has functioned as Boost evangelist within various organizations.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 13