I'm happy to provide you with more details about my mentoring program, "Fundamentals for C++ Professionals".
My General Idea
My general idea of the mentoring program is straightforward. I will teach you what you should know about modern C++. Modern C++ includes the core language and the library based on C++17 in 28 stations. Each week, I publish a new station. To master a station, you have to invest about three hours. Therefore, you can integrate my program into your workday.
After my general idea, I want to give you more details about my mentoring.
- Fundamentals for C++ Professionals (Become a C++ Professional in Nine Months)
Here are all 28 stations. Therefore, you know what you get:
- Types: enumerations, pointer, references, and casts
- Types: type deduction with
- Values: initialization, conversion,
- Values: move semantics and perfect forwarding
- Classes: attributes and constructors
- Classes: initialization, destructors, and member functions
delete, operator overloading, explicit, access rights, friends, and structs
- Inheritance: abstract base classes, access rights, constructors, base class initializers
- Inheritance: destructor, virtuality,
final, and multiple inheritances
- Templates: functions and classes
- Templates: parameters and arguments
- Template Specialization
- Type Traits
- Smart Pointers
- STL: General Ideas (containers, algorithms, iterators, callables, range-based)
- STL: Common Interface of the Containers
- STL: sequential containers and associative containers
- STL: algorithms
- Strings including string views
- Regular Expressions
- In- and Output
- Threads: creation, data sharing, mutexes, and locks
- Threads: thread-local data, thread-safe initialization, condition variables
I publish on each Friday a new station (content). But I have more valuable content for you if you like.
One station contains theory, practice, and mentoring.
- Pure theory with approx. ten slides (video)
- Applied theory with approx. five examples (video)
- Explain the exercises (video)
- Explain the sample solutions to the exercises (video)
- Live Q&A session on each Friday of each week, in which I address questions about the week's topic; I record this session.
- E-mail queries by participants; I publish the e-mail responses anonymously if appropriate or address them in the Q&A sessions.
There is more one-to-one mentoring.
During the program and at the end, I will have a one-to-one mentoring call with each participant. Each one-to-one mentoring call has a unique purpose.
- During the mentoring program: You decide when it should happen. The purpose of this one-to-one call is simple. I want to support you in mastering my mentoring program.
- In the end: I want to provide you with additional guidance for your career as a C++ programmer because you are never done learning.
Additionally, I develop an online library that provides the following content to support your learning.
You have noticed that I wrote about 28 stations, but the program takes nine months (35 stations). After big topics, I do not publish new content but deepen the previous topic. This unique week serves as a buffer to allow participants to work through gaps.
The buffer is necessary for several reasons:
- Short-term bottlenecks in your job or private (vacation or illness).
- Short-term bottlenecks in the mentoring program (many exciting questions have accumulated)
- Deepening of the contents
This week there will be a general Q&A session on Friday, where I will address questions and challenges around my mentoring.
Now, you may ask yourself, should I apply?
For Whom is This Mentoring Program?
First of all, you need a basic knowledge of C++, and you want to become a professional C++ developer in nine months. You have to invest about three hours a week and can, therefore, integrate my program into your workday. In the ideal case, your company supports you with time and money.
Here are a few typical participant profiles I have in mind:
- Young professionals who want to master the start of their career
- Students who wish to prepare for their first job (interview)
- Software developers who want to qualify themselves further professionally
- Team leaders that want to bring their members on the same page
Here are a few technical details
- Course start: My goal is to launch this course in April.
- Course size: At least 105 hours, 17.5 training days, or 3 1/2 typical 3-days training.
- Registration: I open the registration window four weeks before the course starts and close it one week before it starts.
- Price: Due to this first installment of my mentoring program(and some improvisation), the price of the program is drastically reduced by roughly 50%: €250/month.
In the end, I want to write about my long-term vision.
Thanks a lot to my Patreon Supporters: Matt Braun, Roman Postanciuc, Tobias Zindl, Marko, G Prvulovic, Reinhold Dröge, Abernitzke, Frank Grimm, Sakib, Broeserl, António Pina, Sergey Agafyin, Андрей Бурмистров, Jake, GS, Lawton Shoemake, Animus24, Jozo Leko, John Breland, Louis St-Amour, Venkat Nandam, Jose Francisco, Douglas Tinkham, Kuchlong Kuchlong, Robert Blanch, Truels Wissneth, Kris Kafka, Mario Luoni, Neil Wang, Friedrich Huber, lennonli, Pramod Tikare Muralidhara, Peter Ware, Daniel Hufschläger, Alessandro Pezzato, Evangelos Denaxas, Bob Perry, Satish Vangipuram, Andi Ireland, Richard Ohnemus, Michael Dunsky, Leo Goodstadt, John Wiederhirn, Yacob Cohen-Arazi, Florian Tischler, Robin Furness, Michael Young, Holger Detering, Bernd Mühlhaus, Matthieu Bolt, Stephen Kelley, Kyle Dean, Tusar Palauri, Dmitry Farberov, Juan Dent, George Liao, Daniel Ceperley, Jon T Hess, Stephen Totten, and Wolfgang Fütterer.
Thanks in particular to Jon Hess, Lakshman, Christian Wittenhorst, Sherhy Pyton, Dendi Suhubdy, Sudhakar Belagurusamy, Richard Sargeant, Rusty Fleming, Ralf Abramowitsch, John Nebel, Mipko, and Alicja Kaminska.
My special thanks to Embarcadero
My special thanks to PVS-Studio
I'm happy to give online seminars or face-to-face seminars worldwide. Please call me if you have any questions.
Standard Seminars (English/German)
Here is a compilation of my standard seminars. These seminars are only meant to give you a first orientation.