Just a quick note: I’ve written an article outlining features of the upcoming C++17. It’s available in the freshly published issue of the “Programista” magazine (available in subscription, Empik stores and probably somewhere else, too). If you can read in Polish you might find it interesting :)
A few weeks ago Gynvael Coldwind announced a contest (I’m sorry, the link is in Polish) related to his excellent OS dev streams (again, in Polish, but if you do understand it, definitely consider watching them). The task was simple: make a BIOS-bootable diskette image with the prettiest graphical effect; all in 16-bit text mode, with binary size limit of 512 bytes.