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GOTO Nights are free community events brought to you by the GOTO Chicago ( https://gotochgo.com ) team.

Our mission at GOTO is bring to you the creators and builders of the tools and technologies that you use everyday along with the thought leaders who highlight what’s coming next.

Tech topics we are passionate about include Programming Languages and Frameworks (mostly back-end), Event-Driven Architecture, Microservices, Machine Learning, AI (& society), The Human Factor of Tech and IoT to name a few.

Any questions, comments or topic ideas? Feel free to contact Niley (nab@trifork.com). You can also let her know if you know of a cool speaker as we are always looking to collaborate on our community events.

See you at our next meetup! In the meantime, check out our over a thousand top-rated talks from our past conferences over on our GOTO Conferences YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4rtedNVO8eRB-XfTO8kag ).

Upcoming events (5)

Ask Me Anything with Kevlin Henney

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** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://airtable.com/shrC6zAeiZuNMUhDe?prefill_Event=Kevlin%20Henney%20-%20%23AskMeAnything%20on%20Slack Join us in this Ask Me Anything session (AMA) with Kevlin Henney on Slack and have him answer any burning technical questions you can think of around Java, agile and software architecture! Location: Slack Please note: We encourage you to join Kevlin's Slack channel in the GOTO Conferences Slack workspace, introduce yourself, and ask your questions before the event starts. This way, we can make full use of the hour with our expert, Kevlin Henney. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant, trainer, reviewer, and writer. His development interests are in programming, people, and practice. He has been a columnist for various magazines and websites, a contributor to open-source software, and a member of more committees than is probably healthy (it has been said that "a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled"). He is an author of two volumes in the "Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture" series and editor of "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" and "97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know." ** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://airtable.com/shrC6zAeiZuNMUhDe?prefill_Event=Kevlin%20Henney%20-%20%23AskMeAnything%20on%20Slack

RSocket — Reactive Network Protocol

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** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://trifork.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kKJNUqHNS2mJZI5Rvkqk6g Join us with Oleh Dokuka to explore why, when, and how you can start using RSocket today and how high traffic giants like Facebook, Netflix, and others have adopted RSocket. Venue/Host: Zoom Costs: Free of charge Speaker: Oleh Dokuka ABOUT THE TALK RSocket is a new application-level protocol capable of reactive streaming that can be used to simplify the way enterprises build and operate cloud-native applications. It enables traditional enterprise developers to build sophisticated, cloud-native, distributed applications. RSocket is transport agnostic and can be used on top of any transport protocol like TCP/Aeron or even on top of HTTP/2 or WebSocket. RSocket has various interaction models so it can satisfy the needs of today's applications. The protocol is agnostic when it comes to programming languages, message formats, and API architecture. Any developer can use RSocket to meet all business requirements. RSocket simplifies life for any startup or enterprise, whether it is used in a protocol implementation like Java, C#, C++, JavaScript, or deployed in an RPC framework. In this meetup, we are going to cover all these cases and concepts and answer why, when, and how you can start using RSocket today and how high traffic giants like Facebook, Netflix, and others have adopted RSocket. AGENDA 11am – A welcome to this GOTO Night with Oleh Dokuka 11:05am – Oleh Dokuka will present his subject of the day 11:30am – Live Q&A with Oleh Dokuka 11.55am – A thank you for joining us ABOUT THE SPEAKER Oleh Dokuka is an experienced software engineer, Java Champion, and one of the top contributors to Project Reactor and Spring Framework. He knows the internals of both frameworks very well and advocates reactive programming with Project Reactor on a daily basis. Along with that, Oleh applies Spring Framework and Project Reactor in software development, so he knows how to build reactive systems using these technologies. Author of "Reactive Programming in Spring 5." Topic focus: Reactive programming ** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://trifork.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kKJNUqHNS2mJZI5Rvkqk6g

Ask Me Anything with Patrick Kua

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** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://airtable.com/shru08kwPHTVOSwKc?prefill_Event=Patrick%20Kua%20-%20%23AskMeAnything%20on%20Slack Join us in this Ask Me Anything session (AMA) with Patrick Kua on Slack and have him answer any burning technical questions you can think of around tech leadership, technical architecture and retrospectives! Location: Slack Please note: We encourage you to join Patrick's Slack channel in the GOTO Conferences Slack workspace, introduce yourself, and ask your questions before the event starts. This way, we can make full use of the hour with our expert, Patrick Kua. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. His personal passion is accelerating the growth and success of tech organisations and technical leaders. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software systems as the CTO, chief scientist and as a technical principal consultant. He is a frequent keynote and conference speaker, author of three books including "The Retrospective Handbook", "Talking with Tech Leads" and "Building Evolutionary Architectures" and runs a free popular newsletter for leaders in tech, Level Up and the Tech Lead Academy, offering online training for technical leaders. ** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://airtable.com/shru08kwPHTVOSwKc?prefill_Event=Patrick%20Kua%20-%20%23AskMeAnything%20on%20Slack

Software Engineering in 100 Years Time

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** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://trifork.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FrTNpIfhQjWSdEyyW4Dx3Q Join us for the online meetup "Software Engineering in 100 Years Time" with Dave Farley. This GOTO night is focused on continuous delivery and why it may be the best starting point in exploring software engineering in 100 years. Venue/Host: Zoom Costs: Free of charge Speaker: Dave Farley ABOUT THE TALK If we were to more clearly define our discipline what would that look like? If “software engineering” is real “engineering” then wouldn't we expect the principles to be long-lasting, durable and probably unsurprising. What sort of ideas will be as true of “software engineering” in 100 years time as they are today? What are the foundations on which we could begin to build a true engineering discipline for our profession? This talk explores some of those ideas and describes why continuous delivery may be the best starting point that we have for that. AGENDA 11.00: Welcome to this GOTO Night with Dave Farley 11.05: Dave Farley will present his subject of the day 11.30: Live Q&A with Dave Farley 11.55: Thank you for joining us for this GOTO Night ABOUT THE SPEAKER Dave Farley is a thought leader in the field of continuous delivery, DevOps and software development in general. He is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book "Continuous Delivery", one of the authors of "Reactive Manifesto", an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd. Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. He started working in large scale distributed systems more than 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems — a forerunner of microservice architectures. He was also an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s. Topic focus: Continuous Delivery ** PLEASE REGISTER HERE ** https://trifork.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FrTNpIfhQjWSdEyyW4Dx3Q

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Meet the Author: Digital Nudge (Part 3)

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