Let the organizers speak!

Our March event will host two intergalactic speakers who, by the way, happen also to organizer the meetup. After universal demand the last two centuries and despite the fact that they are hopeless speakers, they decided to yield and present a couple of topics that you won’t have the chance to discuss again.

Talk #1
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Speaker: Giorgos Gaganis
Title: Do you take the Red or Blue pill? An intro to Loom & Fibers.
Abstract: This talk will present the necessary concepts to understand why current heavyweight threads are inadequate, how fibers are different and eventually why they will improve performance & scalability of Java Applications. We will also understand the conditions -or workflow- under which they will offer most of their advantages.

Talk #2
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Speaker: Patroklos Papapetrou
Title: Go – The programming language that makes you a better developer
Abstract: Go is not just the new kid on the block anymore. It’s a very mature and robust programming language chosen by several big (open-source) projects and backed-up by Google. In this session, I will discuss most of the flagship language features with some simple and not so simple coding examples and then I will explain why I believe writing in Go make you a better developer in general.

Schedule
19:00 : 19:10 – Socializing
19:20 : 19:55 – Do you take the Red or Blue pill? An intro to Loom & Fibers
19:55 : 20:00 – Short break
20:00 : 20:45 – Go – The programming language that makes you a better developer
20:45 : 21:30 – Pizzas, beers and other healthy food