Thursday, November 18, 2010

Geek Night 11/17/2010

Another small group tonight but we had some added excitement!
The building (and some of surrounding Addison) lost power about an hour into our Geek Night activities.

Prior to the disruption:
  • Paul Hammant and Cosmin Stejerean worked on some XStream issues--and were able to create a patch before we lost power.
  • Greg Heartsfield was showing Sebastien Blanc his Fermata project. During the blackout Greg gave an impromptu lightning talk on the project to the group.
  • First time attendee Christina Zhong basically arrived just in time to be caught by the power outage.
  • Addison Lee actually arrived after the outage occurred.
  • Jim from Midnight Coders dropped by for a bit while we were in the dark.
 After a suitable waiting period we retired to a nearby restaurant and had a lively discussion.

There will not be a Geek Night in Dallas next Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Do You Gosu?

Early days yet but it looks interesting. It reminds me somewhat of C# circa .NET 3.5
  • var
  • closures (blocks, lambdas)
  • enhancements (I think this is like extension methods)
  • object initializers

Geek Night 11/10/2010

A smaller group tonight.
  • Greg Heartsfield was working on some S3 versioning code.
  • Paul Hammant and Richard Jensen were looking at Gosu.
  • Yujun Liang was present for a short while.
  • Bill Schofield paired with Eric Jansen on his particle app before having to leave early.
  • We had another ThoughtWorker observer who paid for the pizza. (Thanks, Bruce!)