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A Tour of the Go Programming Language with Russ Cox

Event Description:

Please join us to listen to Russ Cox, a Google developer with four years experience with the Go language core contributor team.

Most of us only read about building a development language, some participate in open source language development, and a few spend every day on the core contributor team building a language like Russ.

Go is an open source programming language developed at Google that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. More importantly, programming in Go is fast and fun. This talk will give a tour of the language, with live coding. Go 1, the first official stable version of the language, was released at the end of March. For more information

Speaker Biography

Russ Cox is a software engineer at Google. He has spent the last four years on the Go team, designing and implementing the language and writing Go programs. Russ received his AB and MS in Computer Science from Harvard University and his PhD in Computer Science from MIT. Prior to joining Google, Russ was a development and release engineer at Bell Labs.

Date: Tuesday June 12, 2012

Venue: Google Cambridge 3rd Floor North End Cafe

Registration: preregistration is required to enter the building


6:45PM - Doors open for networking and refreshments sponsored by the Application Developers Alliance

7:15PM - A Tour of Go - Russ Cox

8:15PM - Q&A

8:30PM - Wrap up

About the event's sponsor

The Application Developers Alliance is a new association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of application developers through advocacy, discounts, marketing, and networking opportunities focused on our industry. Alliance members include more than 6,000 individual developers and more than 60 companies, investors, and stakeholders in the apps ecosystem.

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  • Matthew P.

    Does anyone know what the distributed computing picture is like for Go? Are you just stuck using the I/O primitives for cross-machine communication or are there higher level abstractions?

    June 14, 2012

  • Adam C.

    As a belated answer to the attendee who asked about IDE support for Go, I'm happy to recommend LiteIDE: It's open-source, cross-platform and built specifically for Go. It has completion, debugging and integration with useful tools like gofmt.

    June 14, 2012

  • Jaime

    Read this article today comparing C and GO. I thought it was a good start for the type of analysis that some of you may be doing as you consider a project to test GO in. Here is the link:

    June 14, 2012

  • Mark C.

    A good look at a language with some potential. I am more of a systems analystist but am going to be helping to specify languages and need to know about these developments.

    June 13, 2012

  • Antonio G.

    Excelent presentation. This fast-moving presentation, and Q n A period gave a good glimpse into the Go language.

    June 13, 2012

  • Tim B.

    Interesting presentation, makes me want to delve deeper in to Go.

    June 13, 2012

  • Cynthia

    Russ did a great job. I learned a great deal and look forward to learning more about GO Programming.

    June 13, 2012

  • Andrew J.

    Nice overview by Russ, with excellent questions from the audience.

    June 13, 2012

  • Bennett S.

    Great explanation of what makes Go a fun and productive language to work in.

    June 13, 2012

  • Tyler H.

    Learned a lot, but a lot of the information went over my head, since I'm only novice programmer. Beginning was annoying with trying to get the Google Hangout to work and microphones. Hope that can get sorted out for the next meetup. All in all, it was a nice first meetup with this group. I met a couple of awesome people that I hope to see again.

    June 13, 2012

  • John R.

    Nice introduction to Go, I'm looking forward to trying it out now.

    June 13, 2012

  • Adam C.

    Russ's presentation on Go should definitely have left the attendees feeling excited about the possibilities of this new language. I only wish that it could have been a bit longer and covered even more of its features.

    June 13, 2012

  • Terry M.

    It was a good overall introduction with enough detail to understand the basics and concepts of the language.

    June 13, 2012

  • Gary L.

    Great technical content. A little too fast changing some of the slides, but not an issue with the recording available. Excellent Q&A session answered all my questions.

    June 13, 2012

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