PyTN Profiles: Fred Alger and Digital Reasoning

Speaker Profile: Fred Alger (@_phred)


Fred is a west-coast Yankee that moved to the South for family, stayed for the barbecue & great people. When he’s not chasing (or being chased by) his four rambunctious children he’s either sleeping, building elegant hosting systems for web applications, or teaching about code through his blog or at conferences. His programming interests are wide: cryptography, distributed systems, game programming, networking, microcontrollers, and of course that darling little technology we call the Web. He’s a polyglot progammer, yet slightly embarrassed to admit that despite learning Erlang twice he’s never written a line of it.

On Saturday February 22nd at 3:15 PM, Fred will be presenting on A Gentle intro to the Go programming language.

GIL got ya down? Wish you could write faster applications? Maybe you should learn Go! This session starts with a whirlwind tour of the Go language, broad brush strokes that will give you an idea of what it’s like to wield the power Go. It concludes with real code examples and ideas for how to apply Go to your projects — web programming, system administration, embedded systems, and more!

Sponsor Profile: Digital Reasoning (@dreasoning)


Digital Reasoning enables the automated understanding of human communication. Digital Reasoning’s award-winning machine learning platform, Synthesys, identifies threats, risks and opportunities by transforming information into a private Knowledge Graph. Digital Reasoning is headquartered outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with offices in Washington, D.C., New York and London. For more information go to

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