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GeekUp Nottingham

18:30 Monday December 02 2013
Mercure Hotel, George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BP

This month we have two short talks, a programming challenge (bring laptops!) and FREE BEER (or whatever your tipple may be) available courtesy of Cordius.

Actor based concurrency

Tim Barker presents An introduction to the Actor Model and how it helps build concurrent systems without threads and locks with one or two short examples using Akka.

How do software teams learn?

How do you and your software team learn new technologies and techniques? How can software teams organize learning? How can software teams build learning cultures? Charles Armitage (@cjra_anomia) will describe how a learning culture has been built at Red Box Recorders including its successes and failings. We hope to provoke a discussion share how teams approach learning. And of course we would love to hear from you lone gun developers too!

Programming Challenge

We'll be stretching our programming legs with a programming challenge, details of which will be shared at the event. Bring a laptop with your favourite dev environment if you can.

About Geekup Nottingham

GeekUp Nottingham takes place on the first Monday of every month. It's a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media. We welcome people at all levels and from all backgrounds, if you're interested in technology, we're interested in you. Also, beer.

Twitter: @geekupnotts


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