*** Please register for this event using the link at the bottom *****
Announcing a new meetup for London GTUG members
What: Go-lang talk and hackathon
When: Saturday - 26th June, 2010
Where: Google London, Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TQ
Go is a simple, fast, safe, concurrent, fun and open source systems programming language. Go is ready and stable now. Google reportedly use Go in some of their production enviroment.
You can learn more about Go here (http://golang.org).
It is said that the best way to learn a new programming language is to build something using it. Here's your chance to learn Go by attending a hackathon organized by London Google Technology User Group(www.london-gtug.org). Don't worry if you haven't used Go before. Andrew Gerrand from the Go lang team, will be walking us through the basics in the morning, followed by the hackathon in the afternoon. Andrew will be on hand to help and to answer questions throughout the day.
You will need the following for the hackathon:
1. Laptop (running OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, or a Linux VM*)
2. Familiarity with a UNIX environment.
3. A Go installation (see http://golang.org/doc/install.html)
4. Ideas and Enthusiasm
* Go is not currently supported under Windows (we're close, but not stable yet). There will be a VirtualBox Virtual Machine image made available on the day containing a Go installation.
We will be providing food and beverages throughout the day to keep the momentum.
Andrew Gerrand is an engineer at Google Sydney who works on the Go team.
10:00 - 10:30 - Arrive and mingle
10:30 - 12:00 - Talk, demo
12:00 - 13:00 - lunch break
13:00 - 17:00 - Hack
17:00 - 17:30 - Attendees demo their work
17:30 - 17:45 - Wrap up, time to hit the nearest pub
Request your invitation here.
Added by anupj on June 3, 2010