Eric Niebler will be giving the opening keynote. He is a freelance software developer, consultant, trainer and author. His specialty is C++ library and application development, with special emphasis on modern C++ techniques, and extra special emphasis on domain-specific languages.
He has written code for Microsoft Research, Microsoft Visual C++, and Boost.org, where he has authored 4 Boost libraries: Proto, Foreach, Xpressive, and Accumulators. He is also a release manager for Boost, a member of the Boost Steering Committee.