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ACCU Event: Go for C programmers, Wednesday, November 14

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Hi San Francisco C/C++ Meetup Members:

Our good friends at ACCU have this free event scheduled for Wednesday so I'm cross-posting as one of our meetups. -Peter [masked]


When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Topic: Go for C programmers
Speaker: Robert Griesemer
Time: 6:30pm doors open
7:00pm meeting begins
Where: Symantec
VCAFE building
350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
Mountain View, CA 94043
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard
between Symantec buildings
Cost: Free
More Info:

Go is a general-purpose programming language developed at Google. Go's
design is influenced by the C and Pascal lineage, but instead of
providing a conglomerate of features, Go takes a fresh look at the
essential mechanisms required for modern programming tasks. As a
result, Go has evolved to a compact language of surprising power. In
this presentation we give a brief introduction to Go, slightly slanted
towards programmers with a C/C++ background, and then talk about
particularly interesting aspects of Go.


Robert Griesemer is a senior engineer at Google, Inc., and one of the
initial designers of the Go programming language. Prior to Go, Robert
worked on code generation for Google's V8 JavaScript engine, the
design and implementation of the domain-specific language Sawzall, the
Java HotSpot virtual machine, and the Strongtalk system. He once wrote
a vectorizing compiler for the Cray Y-MP, and an interpreter for APL.
He is a fan of things that "just work". Robert holds a Ph.D. in
computer science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

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