February 2017 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our February Meeting is set for Saturday, February 11th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at the Pumping Station: One.

Live network coding in 8sync

8sync Logo

Isn’t network programming a pain? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could live code and explore the system you’re building as you go? Enter 8sync, an actor model library for GNU Guile that’s built to support evolving your networked application as it runs.

This talk will exchew the traditional slide presentation model in favor of the audience participating in an 8sync powered multiplayer game, where each room serves as a “slide”. What other talk combines all the fun elements of network hacking, multiplayer games, and choose your own adventure style exploring?


RSVP’s are not required, but are encouraged to help us with planning our food order for the event. You can RSVP on our Meetup page.


We will have food! Probably pizza! At least a few of us typically bring some beverage to share, as well. We’re a community-run organization, so we recommend bringing a few dollars if you’d like to partake of the food. No one will be denied a slice of tasty pizza for inability to chip-in, though.