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

GOTO Nights


GOTO Nights are designed for developers who want to stay up to date with the latest tools, technologies, processes and practices in the software industry. GOTO Nights provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Hear world-class speakers
  • Learn about the latest trends
  • Reach beyond your current language, platform, or practices
  • Increase your technical depth and breadth
  • Expand your professional network
  • Share your experience and expertise with others
  • Connect with the global software community

Upcoming GOTO Night: February 25, 2013 with Michael Nygard

Location: Morningstar, 22 West Washington Street, Chicago IL Google Map


Join us for an upcoming DevOps evening with Michael Nygard hosted by GOTO Chicago team. Registration starts at 5:00 PM and we will serve beer, soft drinks and pizza until 6:00 PM. The presentations will begin at 6:00 PM.


Michael Nygard strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers across the country. He shares his passion and energy for improvement with everyone he meets, sometimes even with their permission. Living with systems in production taught Michael about the importance of operations and writing production-ready software. Highly-available, highly-scalable commerce systems are his forte.

Michael has written and co-authored several books, including "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know" and the best seller "Release It!", a book about building software that survives the real world. 

Special Thanks to Morningstar who is our venue sponsor for this event. 


PAST GOTO Chicago Nights

Chicago - January 22, 2013: Patrick Mueller and Brian LeRoux Mobile Monday Presentations

Brian LeRoux's Slides:  Killing PhoneGap and Going Beyond HTML5

Patrick Mueller's "Debugging Mobile Apps" Slides: 

Chicago - October 25, 2012: Michael Feathers, A Type Driven Approach to Functional Design

Chicago - August 23, 2012

TALK #1: Fundamentalist Functional Programming, Erik Meijer Designer of MS LINQ and FP Expert Download Slides

TALK #2:  The Database as a Value - Rich Hickey Designer of Clojure and Datomic Download Slides

Chicago - May 29, 2012

TALK #1: Embracing Concurrency At Scale with Justin Sheehy, CTO at Basho Technologies

TALK #2:  Mature Legacy Seeking Sexy New Technology for Fun and Profit: How to Innovate in a Legacy Environment, Dave Thomas Bederra Research Labs Download Slides