Brad Fitzpatrick

Brad Fitzpatrick
Software Engineer, Google


Brad Fitzpatrick has been writing Open Source software for over two-thirds of his life and is probably best known for LiveJournal, memcached, Gearman, and OpenID. Brad works on the Go language team at Google and has never been this excited about programming and how fun and easy it is to write good software.


Location: Portland 255
Brad Fitzpatrick (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 11 ratings)
Google's serves binary downloads for Chrome, Earth, the Android SDK, and thousands of other files. In this talk we discuss how and why the original C++ server was rewritten in Go and take a close look at its design, and introduce the new open source groupcache project. It is a great example of idiomatic Go code that uses the language and libraries very concisely and elegantly. Read more.


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