GOTO Nights are a series of community meetups that cover a variety of tech topics by our industry's top creators, builders and thought leaders.
Each event includes an educational and inspirational talk paired with a Q&A and a chance for attendees to network with like-minded developers in a casual environment.
Date: October 14
Time: 5:00pm - 6.00pm
5:00pm - Welcome to this GOTO Night with Eamonn Boyle & Garth Gilmour
5:05pm - Eamonn Boyle & Garth Gilmour will present their subject of the day
5:30pm - Live Q&A with Eamonn Boyle & Garth Gilmour
5:55pm - Thank you for joining this GOTO Night
But this is just the tip of the iceberg. If we look deeper, TypeScript is bringing advanced type system features, previously only available in functional languages like Haskell, to the mainstream.
During this GOTO Night, Eamonn and Garth will explore some of those features - structural typing, algebraic types, mapped types, type guards, recursive type definitions etc. They will show why these features are really useful in day to day coding, and why you'll quickly start to miss them elsewhere. But fear not - they will also show how these features are now emerging in other languages too.
About the speakers
Boyle has over 15 years working as a developer, architect and team lead. For the last 2.5 years he’s been working as a full-time trainer and coach, authoring and delivering courses on a range of topics to a broad range of delegates. These include paradigms and technologies from core language skills, frameworks to tools and processes. Experienced developer, architect and team lead.
He has also spoken at a number of events and meetups including .NET Developer Guild, BASH and GDG Dublin and aided in the delivery of workshops at KotlinConf, GOTO Amsterdam and RebelCon.
Garth Gilmour gave up full time development back in 1999 to teach and mentor full time. Since then he's delivered well over a thousand courses and workshops to all kinds of programmers from all kinds of backgrounds. Along with Eamonn, he dives into the newest trends you need to know. He started teaching C++ to C coders, then Java to C++ coders, then C# to Java coders and now teaches everything to everybody, but specializes in Kotlin.
Although self-employed for most of this career, he came to roost six years ago as head of learning at Instil. As part of that role he speaks frequently at meetups, presents at conferences and co-organizes the Belfast BASH series of developer events.
Event host: Adele Carpenter, Trifork