Past Meetup

Ben Voss Presents Facing Failure

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350 North LaSalle Street #1200 · Chicago, IL

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Come on up to the 12th Floor

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6PM-6:15PM: Gather and socializing, light snacks provided

6:15PM-7:00PM: Ben Voss ( Presents Facing Failure

Error handling is tough to do well. Where to handle errors, deciphering complex responses, understanding what our programs will do in case of unforeseen issues, and keeping simple designs are all tough problems.

We will review the error handling philosophies and implementations of Go, Erlang and asynchronous JavaScript libraries like RxJS to understand principles that can help us create complete, communicative, and extensible error handling abstractions in our own projects.


Ben (@benvoss ( is an engineer at Kenna Security ( where he focuses on system design, testing, and performance. He spends most of his time reading, learning new languages, building mechanical keyboards, and enjoying cappuccinos.

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