Geek2Geek: Welcome to round 2

  • August 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Bonial International GmbH

We're pleased to announce that the speakers for our next Geek2Geek meetup are Paolo Negri from Contentful, Peter Bourgon from SoundCloud, Timwi and Timo Sulg from VersionEye. This time we will focus on "Non Mainstream Languages".

Paolo Negri
: Paolo (@hungryblank) is co-founder at Contentful. He started using Erlang in 2011 to build game servers for popular social games and he became fond of the language and its ecosystem. Paolo will give a short introduction to the principles and ideas behind the language and what makes it stand out from other programming languages.

Peter Bourgon: Peter (@peterbourgon), is a distributed systems software engineer. He's working on search and discovery for SoundCloud. He's into well-designed and maintainable code, avoiding pre- and over- optimization, and best practices. Peter is also an unofficial SoundCloud Go evangelist and will tell you what that means.

Timwi: Four years ago Timwi (@TimwiTerby) co-founded Aldaray and created Rummage, the most effective .NET obfuscator on the market. Currently he is working on a massively-multiplayer web-based quiz game. Before that, he studied Mathematics and Computer Science and worked on a large-scale project management, querying and organizational tool for a large silicon semiconductor company. In his spare time, he enjoys theoretical challenges, especially those involving mathematical logic and computation. In this presentation, Timwi will describe one of the fruits of this hobby: an esoteric (read: useless but interesting) programming language with only four instructions: Funciton!

Timo Sulg:
Timo (@timgluz) is a data-hacker from Estonia. He's currently turning VersionEye into the "Google of software libraries". Before moving to Berlin, he has been co-founder of 2 finnish startup companies and used to work for the biggest swedish bank as a data specialist. His journey as a developer has been colorful - Timo started programming with TurboPascal, then C, PHP, Octave, C#, R, Python, Javascript, Julia, Ruby and now Clojure. He’ll give us a short overview about what Clojure is and how to get started. Furthermore, Timo will show us some demos of his favorite Clojure perks.


Thanks to KaufDA, snacks and beer are available for free, while supplies last. We're looking forward to you!



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  • VersionEye

    Many thanks to everybody who was there last night! We had a blast. And a special thank you to Christoph from kaufDA!

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Christoph B.

    Thanks to all speakers, it was a great evening!
    It was a pleasure for us to host the event at kaufDA.

    Checkout our open job positions:
    http://www.bonialinternationalgroup.com/careers/

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • Robert R.

      Many Thanks for hosting Geek2Geek. It was a great night at a great location.

      August 21, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Anybody here who want to do a session about Erlang, Go, Dart or another non mainstream language?

    August 15, 2013

    • Bernd Jürgen S.

      A good starting point is the book "7 Programming Languages in 7 Weeks". There are even Meetups dedicated to it (but in 7 months instead). There is also the Fun Club Meetup Group where functional programmers irregular meet in Berlin and could be invited for talks too (as you already did with the Haskellers).

      August 20, 2013

  • Ferit T.

    I wanted to attend but i've an important appointement scheduled on last minute. So someone else can enjoy it

    August 20, 2013

  • Lukas O.

    Sorry, I won't make it tonight.

    August 20, 2013

  • Álvaro S.

    Let's go

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Álvaro S.

    Let's go

    August 19, 2013

  • Álvaro S.

    Let's go

    August 19, 2013

  • Robert R.

    The next topic is "Non Mainstream Languages". We have 1 intorduction to Clojure confirmed.

    August 15, 2013

    • Timwi

      What about Funciton? :)

      1 · August 15, 2013

    • Robert R.

      I am looking forward to your Funciton talk :-)

      August 16, 2013

  • Robert R.

    We have now 3 talks confirmed for Clojure, Erlang and Funciton.

    August 16, 2013

  • Max P.

    waere gerne dabei, schaffs aber diesmal nicht. wuensche ein super geek2geek 2!

    August 15, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Any wishes for the next topic ?

    August 13, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Next Geek2Geek Event will be hosted by KaufDA: http://www.kaufda.de/. Many Thanks for the support!

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Robert R.

    We still need a topic for the next round. I just created a GtiHub Repo. If you don't mind just open a ticket here for every topic you would like to discuss: https://github.com/versioneye/geek2geek/issues.

    July 30, 2013

  • Robert R.

    The next Geek2Geek event at August 20 should be bigger. That's why we are looking for a new location. Anybody who can offer a room for round about 40 people?

    July 30, 2013

  • Robert H.

    bin schon gespannt!

    July 26, 2013

  • Lukas O.

    Looking forward. 1st G2G was totally cool

    July 25, 2013

  • Thomas B.

    Die erste Runde war schon voll mit spannenden Vorträgen und interessanten Gesprächen für zwischen durch ...

    Weiter so!

    1 · July 24, 2013

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