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GOTO Chicago Night with Michael Feathers, October 25, 2012

GOTO Chicago

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

GOTO Chicago Night with Michael Feathers, October 25, 2012

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Join us on October 25, 2012 for the third GOTO Night in Chicago with Michael Feathers.  The agenda for the evening will start with food and drinks from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and the presentation will begin at 6:00PM.


A Type Driven Approach to Functional Design

Design is the thing that we all assume that we can do. Once we know the syntax of a language we write code to solve our problem, often in an exploratory way. We are left wondering whether there is a more deterministic route toward our solutions.

In this talk, Michael Feathers will describe an approach toward planning the design of the functional portions of an application by using a very simplified variation of Haskell type expression syntax. The advantage of using this syntax is that it lays bare opportunities for refactoring and alternative program structure. It can also guide implementation in a variety of static and dynamic functional languages without being overly prescriptive.  


Michael is the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004). Michael Feathers has been a Member of the Technical Staff at Groupon and prior to joining Groupon, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva, and a Senior Consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after design over time in code bases. 

GOTO Chicago Nights are a series of local events where industry leading speakers are combined with an excellent chance for mingling and networking.  GOTO Chicago Nights are produced by the GOTO Chicago Conference Team. 

About GOTO Chicago

GOTO Chicago takes place April 23-26th, 2013 and includes 2 Training Days led by leading practitioners and authors on various subjects and 2 Conference days with over 30 of the best speakers in the field. With a 360 degree perspective, we present new technology and trends in a non vendor forum to give attendees inspiration, energy and desire to learn.  

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Special thanks to our GOTO Night Sponsor for this event, Morningstar.

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When & Where

Morningstar USA Global Headquarters
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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