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Murat Knecht edited this page Jan 11, 2018 · 4 revisions

A group for curious, experienced programmers to learn.

What was discussed on September 1:

We want to have a space to discuss and share about advanced computer technology topics. We want a culture where everyone shares and contributes. Examples for the spectrum of topics:

  • Type systems
  • Haskell
  • When to use Python/Go/Ruby/LISP?
  • distributed organizations (DAO, Dash)
  • CS papers—there are some fantastic papers out there. Sab mentioned Papers We Love group
  • Crypto-currencies
  • consensus/consistency algorithms (CAP theorem, anyone?)
  • LISP restarts

Infra:

  • Telegram group for quick sharing & discussions
  • Mailing list of anything more elaborate

Meetings:

  • At least one monthly meeting.
  • We discuss at the beginning of the month.
  • Since we'll likely need Internet (for coding) + projector (to look at code, and for talks), we'll start meeting at the individual offices.
  • What we might do:
    • Code together
    • Presentations
    • Lightning Talks

Online:

  • Share new things in tech, for example rootcon :p
  • Discuss, review and push for blog posts from team members, to motivate each other and improve
  • Collaborate on OSS

New members:

  • Invite only, to make sure new members understand the purpose of the group and are at a skill level where they can participate.
  • Every new member shares something they are passionate about on the first meet-up they attend, for example a presentation or a demo.

2018

As discussed on Jan 11:

Everyone seems to appreciate workshops, like the one done by William about GraphQL. Let's do more of those!

Thoughts on how the workshops can look like.

  • Let's cut preparation time at the workshop. Everyone can install Android Studio or whatever themselves.

  • We're not noobs, so let's tackle interesting stuff.

  • Format:

  1. Monthly meetup with topic introduction
  2. Everyone prepares, installs stuff
  3. Hands-on workshop a week later.

Topics volunteered on the 11th:

  • Andrea: Event sourcing
  • Andrea: markov-chain for MIDI files
  • Murat: Intro to Golang
  • Murat: AWS Kinesis (Kafka alternative, event system)
  • William: React native
  • William: GraphQL, phase 2

Let's code together, outside of the meetups. Ideas:

  • Open source project, port or help improve one.
  • Data analysis, but we need a data scientist on the team
  • Proof-of-concept: blockchain, something
  • Project Euler problems: Someone shares a problem, everyone solves it ahead of time, and then we discuss the solutions together.
  • Robot Arena: everyone programs one robot that runs autonomously and defeats the others.

Past meetings/activities:

  • 2017-01-11 Kick-off for the year. Madesome plans, gathered some thoughts.
  • couple in between
  • 2017-Oct-10: First regular meeting. Topics: GraphQL, TDD/tests, low-trust secret sharing using polynomials, cigarette smokers problem. More details here, thanks to Andrea!
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