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GOTO Night on Functional Thinking

November 14th, 2014 by


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!


Amsterdam Clojurians – my impression

December 18th, 2012 by

It was a while ago, but I still wanted to share this my insight from Saturday 27th October, was the first all-day conference of the Amsterdam Clojurians which took place in the offices of Backbase. As a Clojure beginner and recent attendee of the meetup, I joined as it was a great opportunity to find a concentration of passionate people and talks about the Clojure planet.

About the state of my knowledge of the language: I started to study Clojure a few months ago, I’m now reading a book, watching videos, reading articles and checking out code, plus I’m growing my little pet project. I’m grasping the concepts, but can’t yet “get in the flow” while coding because I keep bouncing into many little difficulties, especially with the tooling (masochistically, I decided to code using Emacs, without having any prior experience with that editor!). So, predictably, the conference taught me a lot and some of those experiences, I want to share with you.

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GOTO Amsterdam bonding with the community!

October 16th, 2012 by

As I have probably mentioned in previous blogs, next year we are planning the third annual GOTO Amsterdam conference designed for software developers, IT architects and project managers. For those who don’t know it GOTO Amsterdam offers ideal opportunities for learning, networking and tracking innovation occurring in Software Development, HTML5, JVM, Mobile, Big Data, OpenSource, Lean/Agile, Architecture, New Languages & much more. The conference will have a total of 4 simultaneous tracks with over 40 presentations being showcased in Amsterdam. Our mostly international speakers are authors, experts and practitioners across various areas of software development and that is why we work with the local community and meet up groups to create an event that is tailored to what the developers are looking for.

Working with the community is not only about brainstorming the content of what we should cover like we did with the open space session last month, but it is also supporting the community throughout the year with their own events, either combining these with our GOTO nights or sponsoring a local meet up. That is exactly what we’re proud to announce this month when GOTO Amsterdam will sponsor the lunch at the October Amsterdam Clojure meeting. This is the biggest event in the Netherlands around Clojure and its vibrant community and ecosystem. The full day event is FREE and includes lots of presentations, fun and Clojure hackers. See the full schedule and sign up now. Hopefully we’ll see you there.

Furthermore, far out one of the biggest community in the Java space is the Dutch Java User Group (NL-JUG), and GOTO Amsterdam and Trifork are now not only one of the business partners but will also be at the J-Fall event at the end of this month, on Oct. 31 in Nijkerk. If you are going, don’t miss the chance to visit the Trifork / GOTO Amsterdam stand as there will also be a unique chance to win tickets for GOTO Amsterdam 2013.

Don’t forget GOTO Amsterdam is independent and members of the Program Advisory Board are free to choose whom they would like to invite. This independence allows us to attract great speakers and make events that we as developers, project managers and business leaders would like to attend ourselves. That’s the basic philosophy. So if you have a suggestion for a GOTO night, speaker, track, or any ideas you want to share just email us or send your proposal via the website.

Orange11 Tech Meeting – Sign up now for the April tech meeting

March 19th, 2012 by

Although the name has changed, the concept is still the same! 😉 We organize our monthly FREE tech meeting with typically two sessions on interesting (technical) topics. The session are held at our office in Amsterdam, start at 16.00, end around 20.00 and include beer & pizza. The topics for this month’s session on Thursday April 5, 2012 are:

  • Apache HTTP Server – Even though this project doesn’t need an introduction anymore; to celebrate its 17th birthday (and the recently released version 2.4), we would like to invite you to a presentation of the Apache HTTP server and some of the most used modules by Mohamed El Moussaoui, one of our own Sofware Engineers at Orange11.
  • Clojure – an insight into this programming language including syntax & data structures, a common interface to rule them all: sequences, code as data for a programmable programming language (macros) and much more. We have the pleasure of welcoming Carlo Sciolla an external speaker for this session.
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