Listen to Google Go Developers Andrew Gerrand and Stefan Nilsson

GoStockholm and the Royal Institute of Technology are happy to welcome Andrew Gerrand, Google Developer Advocate from the Go development team in Sidney, and Stefan Nilsson, Assistant professor at the Institute, to give talks about Go.

The event will be held at the Institute's R1, the site of the first nuclear reactor in Sweden. The site is now a performance space, and is used for special events at the university.

DigiExam (an alumni of the Institute's startup incubator) is sponsoring the event, and will arrange a buffet/mingle after the talks. Due to alcohol being served, there will be an age limit of 18.

Andrew will hold a talk titled "Go: Code That Grows with Grace". After Andrew's talk, Stefan will hold a talk titled "Go vs Java: And the Winner is...". Finally, Alexander Yngling will spend a few moments presenting our sponsor, DigiExam, which uses Go on App Engine.

After the talks, a few gifts donated by Beats by Dre will be raffled to the attendants.

As mentioned, after the talk we will have a buffet and mingle. The event will end at around 23:00.

The whole event will be broadcast live on Google+ Hangouts, and we will forward questions from the Hangout when possible.

Due to fire regulations the space will only hold a hundred people. We have currently opened up for half that, to allow us room for special invitees (such as the speakers themselves). We will increase the number of slots as we approach the event, so please do join the waiting list if you are interested.


Below follow abstracts of the planned talks.

Andrew Gerrand

Go: Code That Grows with Grace

One of the key design goals of the Go Programming Language is code adaptability; that it should be easy to take a simple design and build upon it in a clean and natural way. In this talk I describe a simple “chat roulette” server that matches pairs of incoming TCP connections, and then use Go’s concurrency mechanisms, interfaces, and standard library to extend it with a web interface and other features. Although the function of the program changes dramatically, the inherent flexibility of Go allows the original design to remain intact as it grows.

Material: Go: Code That Grows with Grace

Stefan Nilsson

Go vs Java: And the Winner is...

Many programmers have found Go to be a simple, fast and productive language. In this short talk I'll try to figure out why Go can be such a pleasure to use by comparing it to Java.

Material: Go for Java ProgrammersSlide

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  • Žygimantas B.

    Excellent! Very interesting talk! Go now has definitely at least one more fan!

    November 5, 2012

  • Mats L.

    Fun and inspiring talks. Learned new things!!!

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone open the door please? Thanks.

    November 5, 2012

  • Martin V.

    Släpp in oss!

    November 5, 2012

  • Alexander S.

    @Martin, maybe its possible to include a couple of extra chairs for the 22 people on the waiting list? :)

    1 · November 4, 2012

    • Martin B.

      Unfortunately there have been some organizational mishaps, and I released too many extra seats a couple of days ago. Sadly this means that the seemingly free spots aren't really free.

      November 5, 2012

    • Martin B.

      Ah, now we got some finalized RSVPs from non Meetup members that were promised places. The last places are now released, and I am happy to see that most of those interested got in!

      1 · November 5, 2012

  • Christoffer V.

    I heard someone mention something about a hangout connected to this, will that be through the usual google dev-channel, or something you set up?

    November 5, 2012

    • Martin B.

      We will send a Hangout somehow (the exact quality and implementation remains to be determined), and the link will be posted on this page.

      November 5, 2012

  • Martin B.

    Please, since we are short on space, make sure to RSVP NO if you are not able to attend!

    1 · October 30, 2012

  • Felipe R.

    When will the people in the waiting list know if they're allowed to attend it?

    October 18, 2012

  • Martin B.

    My current client, Beats by Dre, insisted on donating a few gifts that we will raffle out to the attendants. Enjoy!

    October 13, 2012

  • Alfred G.

    Finns det en svenskspråkig Go-hashtag? #gosv kanske?

    September 29, 2012

    • Martin B.

      Inte vad jag vet, men jag är heller inte en hashtag-användare :D

      September 29, 2012

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