The sixth annual Conference will be
February 8, 2014
Workshops will be held
February 6 and 7
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Go for the Rubyist
Go for the Rubyist
Why are so many Rubyists buzzing about Go? This hot new language that grew out of Google just a few years ago is taking the world by storm and is generating a lot of buzz in the Ruby community. In this talk we'll look at the highlights of Go and try and figure out what the hype is all about, and we'll do with a keen Rubyist eye. We'll also look at where it would make sense in our Ruby/Rails projects to extend them with this highly concurrent, and performant language. What do you say my fellow Rubyists; are you up for the challenge of learning something a bit different?
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Mark Bates is the founder and chief architect of the Boston, MA based consulting company, Meta42 Labs. Mark spends his days focusing on new application development and consulting for his clients. At night he writes books, raises kids, and occasionally he forms a band and "tries to make it". In 2009 Mark’s first (surprisingly not his last!) book, "Distributed Programming with Ruby", was published by Addison-Wesley. In 2012 Addison-Wesley published Mark’s second book, "Programming in CoffeeScript". He also runs the weekly screencast site,