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Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, and has been paid to program since 1979. She loves C++ and believes that software should make our lives easier. That includes making the lives of developers easier! She'll stay up late arguing about deterministic destruction or how modern C++ is not the C++ you remember. Kate runs a small consulting firm in rural Ontario and provides mentoring and management consultant services, as well as writing code every week. She has spoken all over the world, written over a dozen books, and helped hundreds of thousands of developers to be better at what they do. Kate is a Visual C++ MVP, an Imagine Cup judge and mentor, and an active contributor to many StackExchange sites. She develops courses for Pluralsight, primarily on C++ and Visual Studio. Since 2014 she has been Open Content Chair for CppCon, the largest C++ conference ever held, where she also delivers sessions. Kate is one of the founders of #include <C++>, which strives for a welcoming and inclusive C++ community, and advises companies and conferences on strategy, inclusion, and of course C++. Kate blogs at http://www.gregcons.com/kateblog/ and is on Twitter as @gregcons.