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

Douglas Crockford, JSON Creator & Yahoo! JS Architect

Douglas Crockford

Biography: Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford was born in the wilds of Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages.

He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was an important and unexpected discovery. He discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is currently working on making the web a secure and reliable software delivery platform. He has his work cut out for him.


Presentation: Managing Asynchronicity with RQ

Track: HTML5 rocks JavaScript / Time: Tuesday 14:30 - 15:20 / Location: Effectenbeurszaal

Turn based servers are now joining turn based browsers in providing race-free and deadlock-free interactivity. The event-driven model has long been popular in UI systems, but the nature of work in servers presents some new challenges. Functional programming provides solutions, including monads, arrows, promises, and various flavors of FRP. This is another such solution, intended to enhance ease of use through minimalism. And beyond, with minlism.

Presentation: Lightning Talks: Hard Things Made Easy part 2

Track: Hard Things Made Easy / Time: Wednesday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Glazen Zaal

Folds made easy / 11:30 - 11:40

by Erik Meijer

Let types do the work / 11:40 - 11:50

by Erik Meijer

Lexical Closure - it is actually pretty simple! / 11:55 - 12:05

by Douglas Crockford

Really truly Bayesian Inferencing without Tears / 12:10 - 12:20

by Ted Dunning

* Speaking times are subject to change