My ALS Journey: 5/n

As always, I’m pretty busy. I have given C++ classes, created a new mentoring program, and finished my ALS fundraising campaign. But this is not all.

Classes and Mentoring

Last week, I finished my previous C++20 class. What should I say? It was much fun.

Additionally, I finished my fourth mentoring program, “Concurrency with Modern C++“. This one will start in March 2024, and I will write a separate post about it. So, when you want to know more about concurrency, you know what to do. The final price is €1800, but in the first iteration, it is €1200.

  • Next Friday, I will be a guest on CppCast and discuss the difference between teaching and mentoring.
  • On February 21st, I will be a guest at Meeting C++ online, and you can Ask Me Anything: AMA.

My Health

Although my legs are powerful, my thoracic muscles and shoulders are weak. The result is that I can only walk a few steps. Consequently, I have had a wheelchair since Monday, and we went on our first excursion. It was very nice to be outside.

Thanks a lot, Beatrix. I know it is very exhausting to push myself up a mountain.

My New Passion

You know that I have done a lot of sports in the past. Sometimes up to 30/hours a week. For example, a typical week consists of 400 km by bicycle, 80 km running, and 15 km swimming. I reduced this to 2 hours of bicycling a day in the last years. I was also 15 years athletic trainer of the Rottenburg youth. Six of my youth athletes reached the German finals a few times, running between 800 m and 5000 m.

Now, I am searching for a new passion, and I found it. Her name is Luci, and she is 1/2-year-old and a bit shy.

ALS Fundraising Campaign: €9000

I’m proud to say that I can donate €9000 to the ALS research. Thanks a lot for all the supporters. I want to mention, in particular, the CppCon team and Jon Kalb. They participated in my campaign: Early Video Access Price Reduction and Bundle Offer!

I plan to do another ALS fundraising campaign in the future. If you want to participate or have any ideas, please get in touch with me (rainer[at] The following campaign should be more significant.


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Be part of my mentoring programs:

  • "Fundamentals for C++ Professionals" (open)
  • "Design Patterns and Architectural Patterns with C++" (open)
  • "C++20: Get the Details" (open)
  • "Concurrency with Modern C++" (starts March 2024)
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    The research for ALS is heavily underfunded, and I want to help.

    Thanks a lot to my Patreon Supporters: Matt Braun, Roman Postanciuc, Tobias Zindl, G Prvulovic, Reinhold Dröge, Abernitzke, Frank Grimm, Sakib, Broeserl, António Pina, Sergey Agafyin, Андрей Бурмистров, Jake, GS, Lawton Shoemake, Jozo Leko, John Breland, Venkat Nandam, Jose Francisco, Douglas Tinkham, Kuchlong Kuchlong, Robert Blanch, Truels Wissneth, Mario Luoni, Friedrich Huber, lennonli, Pramod Tikare Muralidhara, Peter Ware, Daniel Hufschläger, Alessandro Pezzato, 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, Stephen Kelley, Kyle Dean, Tusar Palauri, Juan Dent, George Liao, Daniel Ceperley, Jon T Hess, Stephen Totten, Wolfgang Fütterer, Matthias Grün, Phillip Diekmann, Ben Atakora, Ann Shatoff, Rob North, Bhavith C Achar, Marco Parri Empoli, Philipp Lenk, Charles-Jianye Chen, Keith Jeffery,and Matt Godbolt.

    Thanks, in particular, to Jon Hess, Lakshman, Christian Wittenhorst, Sherhy Pyton, Dendi Suhubdy, Sudhakar Belagurusamy, Richard Sargeant, Rusty Fleming, John Nebel, Mipko, Alicja Kaminska, Slavko Radman, and David Poole.

    My special thanks to Embarcadero
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    My special thanks to Take Up Code
    My special thanks to SHAVEDYAKS


    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.

    • C++ – The Core Language
    • C++ – The Standard Library
    • C++ – Compact
    • C++11 and C++14
    • Concurrency with Modern C++
    • Design Pattern and Architectural Pattern with C++
    • Embedded Programming with Modern C++
    • Generic Programming (Templates) with C++
    • Clean Code with Modern C++
    • C++20

    Online Seminars (German)

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