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GOTO Night Erik Meijer and Timan Rebel hosted by eBuddy

12/12/2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GOTO Night - Erik Meijer & Timan Rebel hosted by eBuddy

We invite you to an interesting GOTO Night on behalf of GOTO Amsterdam.

Date Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Time 19:00 / 7PM

Venue/Host eBuddy

Address Keizersgracht 585, Amsterdam

Costs Free of charge

Snacks & refreshments included

Speakers Erik Meijer & Timan Rebel

"Open Systems - Actors and Cloud" by Erik Meijer


As developers we all like to use tightly couple systems where possible and loosely coupled ones where necessary. In the closed world of the pre-Cloud era, traditional relational databases have gained tremendous leverage from tight coupling of B-tree storage, transaction managers, and query optimizers, providing developers with an efficient, consistent, and easy to use ACID programming model. In the open, distributed, asynchronous, and heterogeneous world of the Cloud, we must consider more loosely coupled computational models that are designed with distribution and concurrency in from the get go, and accept that our knowledge of the world is never fully consistent. Actors as envisioned by Carl Hewitt fit the bill perfectly. In this talk we will show how highly-available stateful Actors provide a flexible and easy to use programming model for the Cloud on the outside, while still allowing for the traditional programming models on the inside.

Short Bio

Erik Meijer is an architect in the Microsoft SQL server division where he currently works together with the Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft Visual Basic language design teams on data integration in programming languages.

Prior to joining Microsoft he was an associate professor at Utrecht University and adjunct professor at the Oregon Graduate Institute.

Erik is one of the designers of the standard functional programming language Haskell98 and more recently the Cw language.

"Lessons learned from Lean; the agile way of doing business" by Timan Rebel


We know how to do agile development, but do often not know why we are building it and who is interested in the product. Lean Startup brings together agile development with agile doing business. Timan has been working with agile development for over 7 years and is now applying some of those principles to doing business at his new startup Snowciety. He talks about about the basics to explain lean and shares his lessons learned in the last few years.

Short Bio

Timan Rebel is serial entrepreneur and currently working on his latest startup Snowsciety, a social tracking device for skiers and snowboarders. He specializes in entrepreneurship, social media and technical subjects such as APIs, HTML5 and Agile Development.

In 2001, Timan founded (with as a male counterpart) grew to the largest Dutch social network for young people and took the lead early in the development of social Media in the Netherlands.

If you have any questions or have to cancel your registration, please don't hesitate to contact Andy Knobel at

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