GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

John Cook, Research Statistician at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

John Cook

Biography: John Cook

John Cook works at the confluence of applied mathematics and software development. After receiving a Ph.D. in from the University of Texas, he taught mathematics at Vanderbilt University. He then left academia to work as a software developer and consultant. He currently works as a research statistician at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His career has been a blend of research, software development,consulting, and management. His areas of application have ranged from the search for oil deposits to the search for a cure for cancer. He lives in Houston with his wife and four daughters.

Twitter: @JohnDCook


Presentation: The R language: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Track: Languages / Time: Tuesday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Lille Sal, Musikhuset

R is a domain-specific language for analyzing data. Why does data analysis need its own DSL? What does R do well and what does it do poorly? How can developers take advantage of R's strengths and mitigate its weaknesses? This talk will give some answers to these questions.

Presentation: Hard things made easy - Part 2

Track: Hard things made easy / Time: Wednesday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset

How to make your first (£€$) million

John T Davies

"Un-employable" John will cover some of the basics of being an entrepreneur in the IT world, creating a business from nothing and selling it for millions, do you have it in you?

From zero to a hello world app on the iPhone

John T Davies

RaspberryPi, Android, Mac, PC, you could probably write software for any of them but getting started on the iPhone has got to be one of the easiest and most rewarding. With several successful apps in the app store John is now trying to teach programming to his 3 young boys, if his 9 year old can do it so can you!

Mysteries of floating point computation

John Cook

Why do floating point calculations work just fine sometimes and mysteriously fail at other times? Can you predict how much error to expect in floating point?

This talk will review the anatomy of floating point numbers, explain common problems with floating point calculations, and explain how to avoid these problems.

How to design

Linda Rising