We shall discuss Go's suitability in a variety of problem domains, and compare it with other common choices, including Kotlin, Rust and TypeScript.

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SPEAKERS
Geoff Johnstone

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AGENDA
18:00 - Tea, coffee, juice & biscuits
18:30 - Talk
19:30 - Networking, including food and wine
21:30 - Close

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SYNOPSIS
The Go programming language was conceived in 2007 to address engineering problems at Google: build times, dependency management, concurrency and developer productivity. Released publicly in 2009, current users include the BBC, gov.uk, Uber, Twitter and Netflix; oft-cited Go projects include Prometheus, Kubernetes and Docker. However, popular criticisms include a lack of parametric polymorphism (generics), an anaemic type system and a lack of immutability.

The talk will give a brief history of Go, demonstrate its key features, and discuss our experience of Go in production. We shall discuss Go's suitability in a variety of problem domains, and compare it with other common choices, including Kotlin, Rust and TypeScript.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Geoff Johnstone
Geoff Johnstone is the Head of Development at Hexegic Ltd. His role includes developing embedded systems, cryptographic and network systems software and web applications for public and private sector clients. He has developed software professionally for over twenty years; previous work includes the software that powers the largest security operations centre in Japan, formally specifying an embedded operating system and writing boot loaders and device drivers for bespoke embedded ARM devices. Geoff holds degrees from Warwick and Oxford, is a Chartered Engineer and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

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The Go Programming Language: Principles and Practice - Advanced Programming SG
Date and time
10 October, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
London
England
EC2R 7BP
Price
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