When: Monday 3rd March 2014, doors open 6:00pm, meeting starts 6:30pm
Where: UWE (University of the West of England), Frenchay, Bristol (see FAQ for directions and a map) - Room 2q49
What: "AngularJS & TypeScript" and "History of Programming, Part 1"
Who: Mark Rendle, CEO of Oort Corporation, developer of Zudio, clever bloke, really interesting, entertaining and clever, clever bloke.
Why: Because there aren't any more after this one.
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Abstract for AngularJS & TypeScript:
Put them together and you get something like WPF-style MVVM, but better. This talk will introduce AngularJS and TypeScript, and show how to use them effectively to build rich browser-based applications.
Abstract for History of Programming, Part 1:
Join Mark on a quick-fire, whistle-stop, shallow-to-the-point-of-vacuous tour through the history of programming and programming languages, from the surprise twist at the beginning, through the Golden Age of C, Smalltalk and Prolog, and up to the present day. What was the Greatest Programming Language ever? Which is better: dynamic or static typing? Why is Java? What does the future of programming hold for the brave adventurer? Discover the answers to none of these questions or indeed any others in this utterly pointless but hopefully entertaining talk. Warning: not suitable for children or IT managers.
Mark is the founder and CEO of Oort Corporation, a software- as-a-service company specializing in cloud-based tools for cloud-based developers. Oort’s first product, Zudio, is a storage toolkit for Windows Azure storage, and launched this year. Before starting Oort, Mark developed other people’s software for more than 20 years, in systems ranging from Informix ESQL/C and Perl to .NET 4.5 and Node.js, and figuratively everything in-between. Except PowerBuilder. Ugh. He makes some open source things, including Simple .Data and Simple.Web (which Zudio is built on), and he likes pull requests, Red Bull and the sound of his own voice.