Cory LaNou

Founder/Instructor - Specializes in Distributed Computing

Cory is a full stack technologist (except JavaScript, which he loathes) who has specialized in start-ups for the last 18 years. He was part of the Core engineering team of InfluxDB, a highly scalable, distributed time series database written in Go. Active in the international Go community, Cory has published several articles related to Go along with creating and leading Go workshops and training courses. While thinking globally, he acts locally by organizing several regional technology Meetups in the Midwest and mentoring new developers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

This article will outline how in just a few easy steps using git hooks how to ensure you never commit improperly formatted code.

I recently had a friend come to me and mention that their website I created for them years ago needed some updating. After looking at it, it was clear it was time for an update. This article will walk through the design decisions and technical challenges that I needed to address in bringing their site up to some modern standards.

The art of writing software is the act of communication. You might feel that this is a private conversation about your code with a persnickety compiler, but the audience for software is much larger. It’s the people who use your libraries and your APIs, the folks who work with you maintaining the codebase, and it's you, in the future, searching for clues about why you wrote what you wrote the way you wrote it. This talk is all about naming. It’s about the names we give to things in our programs and how those decisions can affect the maintainability of the software we write.

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