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Dave Cheney on What Have We Learned from the PDP-11?

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Aaron Goldman on Hash Array Mapped Trie (

Aaron's Bio
Aaron David Goldman did his graduate work at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he studied Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has worked on radar systems for the US Department of Defense, Anti Abuse at Google, and is currently working in Runtime Application Self Protection at tCell. In his spare time he is building a new internet out of immutable data.

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Dave Cheney ( on What Have We Learned from the PDP-11? (

Tonights paper was written by C. Gordon Bell, VP of engineering a
digital equipment corporation. Published five years after the
introduction of DEC’s PDP-11 series, of which Bell was one of the
designers, the 1975 paper “What have we learnt from the PDP-11” sought
to reflect on the success of the PDP-11 and evaluate it against the
original design goals that Bell and his co designers laid down in

Dave's Bio

Our speaker to night has travelled here all the way from Australia. David is a software engineer from Sydney. He currently works for Heptio, building tools to improve the Kubernetes experience for everyone. David spends most of his free time contributing to the Go language project by writing, speaking at, and organizing Go related events.