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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
350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
Mountain View, CA 94043
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard
between Symantec buildings
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
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.
Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.