November 09, 2012
I know that this is OT here but may be there are some of you who want to hear about Go from one of its creators.

In case it is not obvious, the talk is in Mountain View, California.


When:      Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Topic:     Go for C programmers
Speaker:   Robert Griesemer
Time:      6:30pm doors open
           7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
           VCAFE building
           350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
           Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard between Symantec buildings <>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <>

Go is a general-purpose programming language developed at Google. Go's design is influenced by the C and Pascal lineage, but instead of providing a conglomerate of features, Go takes a fresh look at the essential mechanisms required for modern programming tasks. As a result, Go has evolved to a compact language of surprising power. In this presentation we give a brief introduction to Go, slightly slanted towards programmers with a C/C++ background, and then talk about particularly interesting aspects of Go.


Robert Griesemer is a senior engineer at Google, Inc., and one of the initial designers of the Go programming language. Prior to Go, Robert worked on code generation for Google's V8 JavaScript engine, the design and implementation of the domain-specific language Sawzall, the Java HotSpot virtual machine, and the Strongtalk system. He once wrote a vectorizing compiler for the Cray Y-MP, and an interpreter for APL. He is a fan of things that "just work". Robert holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.

---- Upcoming ACCU talks -----

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Chandler Carruth
Topic TBD on clang, a C language family frontend for LLVM

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Jon Kalb
C++ Exception Safety


The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are free of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter Vannini via

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