Meetup in the Cologne/Bonn area (Germany)


#1

#2

Yay, finally a meetup in my area! I’ll let you know if I can make it.


#3

Hi, finally a meeting in Germany!
Unfortunately we can’t make it, all the way from Dresden.
We would love to participate remotely though and have a satellite meeting in our local hacker-space.

Could anybody perhaps allow us to skype in?


#5

Hi,

I’ll try to skype with you during the meeting. We’re still in the “planning phase” so I’ll come back to you soon to schedule a meeting. I hope the WLAN there will be sufficient enough.

Also, may I, please, ask you to copy your question to the meetup forum-page,…just to keep the questions centralized.

Thanks and best regards,
Harris


#6

Right where it sais “Start this conversation”? I can’t seem to find another form of forum there, sorry :frowning:


#7

Just click on the link from the initial posting. :smile:
Then go to “discussions/message board” and add a new conversation.
Also, if you like, put yourself in the participants list.


#8

thanks, sorry, I looked everywhere but at the top :wink:


#9

Btw. even if you’re participating only via skype add yourself as “participating” so the others will know that you (and your friends) will be “there” :slight_smile:


#10

Nice! Will be there.


#11

Cool. That’s about 200km from my current location; I’m not sure yet if I can make it, but I’ll see if I can come. Someone need a ride from around Frankfurt/Main?


#12

\o/ Unlikely I can make it next week (and after that I’m gone for a bit), but still nice to see this happening in Cologne now.


#13

Hi,

living in Frankfurt I’m thinking of whether to join through Skype. Out of curiosity I would like to ask how many of you guys at work do systems programming, e.g. use C or C++. I’m an application developer who works with Java. I’m looking for a hobby language as Java starts to become boring for me. Asking myself whether that makes sense at all. So that’s why I’m asking …

Cheers, Haddock


#14

Hi Haddock,

Skype should be no problem. We have a thread on this in our forum. You could write there so we can plan accordingly.

Regarding your question about C/C++: I used to write some C, C++ in the past but now I’m only coding in C# (backend) and JavaScript (frontend).

I see Rust as a superb opportunity to do some serious systems programming without (too much) C and C++ :wink:

Four years ago I’ve used Google’s Go for a while because at this time they’ve praised it as a “systems programming language”. Now the focus has switched to “web programming”, as I understand.

However, I rejected Go because I know C#. If I want to have a garbage collector then I know I’ll need a fully-fledged runtime, too.

But again, this is just my opinion.

Best regards,
Harris


#15

@Haddock Perhaps we can meet in Frankfurt and Skype the others together? I’m working at the Konstablerwache and could convince my boss to let us use our conference room.


#16

Hi llogiq,

I had to edit my original answer because I’m not sure if you wanted to change the location of our meetup or to set up a new one.

If it’s the first case then my answer would be that this is not easy to make, because we have already booked the place and this is a Cologne/Bonn meetup, actually. :smile:

If it’s the other case then I’d say: this is a cool idea. The more meetups we have the better for the community. :thumbsup:

Or was your idea just to connect us via Skype (you and Haddock)?

This would be achievable, I think. We already got similar questions from Rustaceans from Dresden.

Best regards,
Harris


#17

To alleviate your insecurity about my answer, no, I don’t want to change the location. You folks stay in Cologne. :smile:

My question was directed at @Haddock , who, judging from the prior comment, also is in the Frankfurt area.

So I’m not exactly proposing a formal Meetup yet – though I may consider it should there be sufficient interest.


#18

Ok, thanks. :smile:
Regarding a new meetup: just open one and you’ll see the people will jump on the waggon.

It’s a somewhat humorous situation: many want to have it but must of them don’t touch it. :slight_smile:


#19

Ok, but first, I’ll talk to my employer.


#20

Just to confirm: I’ll be there! Possibly even on time.

Feel free to ask me to talk about stuff I’ve done in Rust and/or nag me to finally continue working on that stuff :slight_smile:

I’d be nice to meet you there, @llogiq! (Skype counts as meeting.)


#21

Hi killercup,

That’s great! You could, if you like, talk about some of your projects. This meetup is more or less an “introduction” and I suppose many of us are Rust-beginners. :slight_smile:

You could open a thread in our meetup forum.

Regards,
Harris