Round 4: Go and This Old Project

  • September 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Optoro Chinatown

Howdy! This round we've got Go and a talk about "legacy" projects. Should be interesting and fun for all!

Go - Bryan Weber

Go is no longer the newest kid on the block. Many teams now have production deployment experience under their belts. This talk will use some real world code being written as one of three reference implementations for a new draft RFC to show when Go shines brightest and when Go isn’t the best option.

This Old Project - Scott Ford

Negativity surrounds the concept of existing code. This negativity is baked into the language we use. We work on 'legacy projects', 'dirt field projects', 'rescue projects', 'antiquated projects', 'ancient projects'. I'd like to use the construction metaphor to look at these projects in a different light. I've been inspired by the TV program, 'This Old House'. I think the care and attention that's given existing structures while making them do more for their inhabitants is a great model for how we can treat our software projects. This talk isn't JavaScript specific; it's themes and guidance will apply to anyone who's worked on a project that someone else left behind or anyone who is likely to do so in the future. 


We're looking for speakers! It's ok if you've never spoken before or if you've spoken hundreds of times, we want to hear from you! 

We're looking for talks about anything interesting to programmers, come share about your favorite language or framework, or learn something new and talk about how it went! We're hoping for talks  about anything but here are a few things members have mentioned wanting to learn about recently: Go, C, C++, Haskell, Erlang, and Elixir.

Contact Josh on the left or through whatever means you have, except probably smoke signals, I always get those mixed up and then embarrasing things happen.

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  • M. Scott F.

    Thanks for the chance to speak. I had a lot of fun getting to meet many of you afterwards.

    1 · September 11

  • brweber2

    Thanks for having me. I loved all the great questions.

    2 · September 10

  • Riccardo T.

    Great intro

    1 · September 10

  • Joshua S.

    Hey folks, I'm looking forward to tonight's talks! If you show up and have trouble getting in, please reply to this message and someone will let you in. We'll start the talks around 7:15, hope you can make it!

    September 10

  • Luqi P.

    Can someone please "remote" me in for this?
    Pretty please?

    September 3

    • Gray H.

      Replied above.

      September 4

    • Luqi P.

      That would also work. Thanks very much!

      September 4

  • Gray H.

    I can record it and put it up on my vimeo account, like this one (ReactJS):­

    1 · September 4

  • Gray H.

    Bryan's Golang talk from DevIgnition 2012, How to Shut Down the Internet to an Entire Country:­

    My favorite moment, "You can probably all guess what this code is doing. If not what are you doing here?" at 24:00.

    1 · August 6

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