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GOTO Amsterdam 2015: AngularJS Track

May 1st, 2015 by
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AngularJS: King of the castle

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We looked at the web development corner and saw the big 3 technologies; HTML, Javascript and CSS all loosing interest. Frameworks, on the other hand, are gaining more and more attention from the community. These days there is one framework that stands out from the rest: AngularJS.

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My personal feeling was that no matter what IT project currently is started, it always uses AngularJS. I validated that feeling on Indeed.com (job trends) which also showed that Angular is gaining more and more attention.

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When looking at the Dutch Angular community we see 2 bit meetup groups:

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Finding Carmen

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To help shape the AngularJS Track for GOTO Amsterdam we found Carmen who co-organizes the biggest AngularJS group in Holland. We asked Carmen to help us with Angular to:

  • Point us to the best Angular Speakers out there?
  • Show what are the most important topics this year in the Angular world?
  • What are the discussions & decisions people will be having to make in their Angular projects?

Here is her story:

angularTrackWhen we put together the Angular track for GOTO Amsterdam I thought of all the things that make Angular so awesome and how we could bring all of them in one place: contributors, be them to the core or to the community, inspiring story tellers, knowledge sharing enthusiasts, advocates of open and inclusive communities or just simply amazing developers that, through their work, help move Angular forward.

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If I were to name a few things that make me excited about our track, that would easily and by far be our SPEAKERS and the diversity of their topics. I like the idea that we will be looking at the whole Angular ecosystem through different lenses and from various perspectives, such as accessibility, build tools and workflows, material design or upcoming standards; and I especially like that we will be looking to the future, with all the exciting things that are coming our way. Not to mention the awesome #ng-people, that I can’t wait to see again or meet for the very first time, and proudly introduce to everybody. Very exciting times, honestly!

Be part of it!

This is the moment to sign up for GOTO Amsterdam and be part of our family of innovators and technology enthusiasts. Besides the awesome tracks, speakers, location and tasty food, we also have  the local heroes and global thoughtleaders all walking around and sharing their knowledge and passion on technology. Meet the tech-communities and make new friends!

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GOTO Amsterdam 2015: The Microservices track

April 29th, 2015 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2015/04/29/goto-amsterdam-2015-the-microservices-track/)

Big hypes, clear trends and micro services

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When we started discussing the tracks for GOTO Amsterdam in november 2014, we took Gartners Hype cycle and used it to plot technologies we had on our radar. It sort of looked like the picture found above. We see Microservices as a very interesting topic. It was Martin Fowler and James Lewis who raised more awareness in this article.

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GOTO Amsterdam 2015: The Docker track

April 21st, 2015 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2015/04/21/goto-amsterdam-2015-the-docker-track/)

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GOTO Amsterdam 2015 holds the promise to be a unique experience. We looked at the global and local trends, we listen to the communities and we learn from the local heroes who we consider experts on a specific subject. We’ve asked these local heroes to be our trackhosts and help shape our tracks. They know who give the best talks. They know what are the most important topics. They know what the questions are, our audience will ask themselves during the projects.

Their task was not simple though. We’ve asked them to shape their track so awesome, they couldn’t stop talking about it. In this first article Pini Reznik, our trackhost for the Docker track, explains why the docker track is that awesome!
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Bridging the Gap: An Interview with Chicago User Group Leaders

February 20th, 2015 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2015/02/20/bridging-the-gap-an-interview-with-chicago-user-group-leaders/)

It’s no secret that Chicago is an incredible city with a vibrant history, passionate sports fans, and very cold weather. However, what many people are starting to realize is that Chicago is also an up-and-coming home for the Tech Industry: with companies like 1871 and WeWork serving as incubators for newly hatched start-ups, the space is ripe with young companies and skilled developers. So the question has to be asked, who is keeping this rapidly developing community together?

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Trifork NewsBite Feb 2015

February 9th, 2015 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2015/02/09/trifork-newsbite-feb-2015/)

 

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Dear Reader,

It’s been an exciting start to 2015. We have several news items that we would like to share with you. Our new launch of our new global website and we have plenty of meetup activities and GOTO nights planned for the agenda that you don’t want to miss. We are thrilled to announce the new Docker training’s are now available through our Trifork GOTO academy .We are creating momentum in the education market with our Brightcenter proposition and an introduction to our Eindhoven team who are actively involved in driving successful client engagements supporting our core customer needs in the the Southern part of Holland. Read on to learn more about all of this!

EMPOWERING OUR CUSTOMERS

We are delighted to reveal our newly designed website for The Trifork Group, feel free to Take a Peek!

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GOTO Update – GOTO Night Docker & Conference update

January 23rd, 2015 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2015/01/23/goto-update-goto-night-docker-conference-update/)

Docker – An Introduction & Its Uses

Monday 19th of January we held the first GOTO Night of 2015. This evening was about Docker and was hosted by ABN AMRO.

ABN AMRO welcomes everybody

Over 110 registered users, listened to Adrian Mouat explaining why Docker is such an exciting technology. After the break we had an interactive session between the panel, consisting of Jamie Dobson and Adrian Mouat, and the audience. This Question & Answer session was led by Mark Coleman. Read the rest of this entry »

GOTO Night on Functional Thinking

November 14th, 2014 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2014/11/14/goto-night-on-functional-thinking/)

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Monday, the 17th of November GOTO organizes a new GOTO night in Amsterdam and what a session this will be!

The evening starts with a lot of pizza to satisfy the hunger. Beware though, food for thought might come from the other great minds you can share dinner with. It’s all about meeting new people and sharing your passion!

After the pizza we have 2 speakers who are able to blow you away. First we have Eelco Visser who will explain the principles and techniques for designing and implementing software languages. He will show how Spoofax helps us in creating our own languages.

Our second speaker is Neal Ford. He will explain the paradigm shift to get from an imperative programmer to a functional programmer. He will give examples in Java, Clojure and Scala. Expect to be amazed.

Be quick!

Boarding is almost finished and the room is already packed. Who will fill the last few seats for a full house? Register now using this link and see you on monday!

 

Had a good time at GOTO Copenhagen

September 29th, 2014 by
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Last week I attended GOTO Copenhagen. Everybody should know the GOTO conferences by now. This was a new conference in Denmark. I had a good time, attended very good keynotes and a number of very nice presentations. I have also given a talk myself called: Visualising real time traffic data using elasticsearch and c3js. In this blogpost I am giving a summary of some of the talks I attended.

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Trifork NewsBites – July 2014

July 25th, 2014 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2014/07/25/trifork-newsbites-july-2014/)

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Dear reader,

The international software development conference GOTO, designed for software developers, IT architects and project managers was back on June 18th-20th at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam. Trifork, GOTO Academy and Axon had each a stand there. 

On June 26th-27th Allard Buijze gave a training on the Axon framework. On July 10th we held a Docker MeetUp in our Trifork office in Amsterdam. Below we relate these events and provide further information about upcoming trainings and more.

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My Goto Amsterdam 2014

July 17th, 2014 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2014/07/17/my-goto-amsterdam-2014/)

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People who have worked with me know I’m a bit of a technical conservative. I’m very wary of quickly adopting the latest fads and trends because I’ve seen the collective hype and the following disillusionment too many times, including software being built with the then-latest-hype framework or platform and a year later being stuck with now-obsolete technology that only the original developers and a handful of other people still have any real experience with.

For the same reason I’ve avoided software tech conferences in the past years. A few visits to conferences several years ago on each occasion left me with feeling that I’d heard a lot about a lot, but that it wasn’t really going to improve my daily software development work.

Luckily, Goto Amsterdam 2014 was different.

Many, if not all, of the talks were relevant to my actual, day to day, software development job. I learned about looking at Agile in a different way. I heard people speak on real life problems being solved with actual, current, widely adopted technology. I even listened to talks that weren’t really that much about software development at all.

So let me walk you through my Goto Friday.

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