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Given our love for Docker—not to mention Principal Systems Engineer Jonathan Leibiusky’s recent open source work)—the topic of our next free tech course is super-exciting and also timely. Go is an open-source programming language aimed at increasing developer productivity. During this class, we will explore the benefits of programming in Go and learn the basics. By the end of the day, you will have built:

  • A basic webapp using only the built-in standard libraries
  • A more sophisticated web app that supplements the Go standard library
  • with some third-party tools
  • A web scraper for some basic data analysis
  • A tool for conducting basic natural-language processing in Go

Prior experience programming in an imperative language is necessary for the course.

Teaching the session is Aditya Mukerjee, who has been writing Go professionally since the first stable release of the language, and is an author of several open-source Go libraries.

Details:

When: August 22, 2014 from 10 AM-6 PM
Where: Gilt’s office in NYC
Cost: Free (includes breakfast and lunch)

About the Instructor: Aditya Mukerjee is the co-founder & CTO of BoardRounds, a health-tech start-up focused on ER followup care. Prior to founding BoardRounds, he was a student at Cornell University’s NYC Tech campus, during which time he served a partner on First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. As a member of Foursquare’s server team, he worked on the Explore recommendation/search engine, and as a member of OkCupid’s data team he worked on OkTrends reports. He studied statistics at Columbia University and is a hackNY alumnus (‘11) and mentor, as well as a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship.

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