Boston Lisp Meeting: Thursday 2012-10-04 François-René Rideau on the Lisp Interface Library
Boston Lisp Meeting:
A Boston Lisp Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 1800 at MIT 32-D463 (Star conference room). François-René Rideau will speak about LIL: CLOS reaches higher order, sheds identity and has a transformative experience.
Additionally, we will have two Lightning Talks. Speakers welcome.
|1 François-René Rideau on LIL: CLOS reaches higher order, sheds identity and has a transformative experience|
François-René Rideau will present his work on the Lisp Interface Library, that uses Interface-Passing Style to provide parametric polymorphism to Common Lisp in a way that integrates with the ad-hoc polymorphism of CLOS. LIL implements both pure and stateful data structures, and provides automatic transformers from one kind of interface to the other, and from Interface-Passing Style to traditional object-oriented style.
François-René Rideau is a cybernetician who currently works at Google on Common Lisp infrastructure for an airline reservation system.
|2 Lightning Talks|
At every meeting, before the main talk, there are two slots for strictly timed 5-minute "Lightning Talks" each followed by 2 minutes for questions and answers.
The slots for next meeting are still open. Step up and come talk about your pet project! Contact me at fare at tunes.org.
|3 Time and Location|
The Lisp Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 1800 (6pm) at MIT 32-D463 (Star conference room).
The Star conference room, MIT 32-D463 on the fourth floor of the Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge MA 02139. NB: there are two sets of elevators, you want to use those on the south-western side, further away from Main St.
MIT map: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32
Many thanks go to Professor Gerald J. Sussman for arranging for the room, and to MIT for welcoming us.
We don't have any sponsors to offer us dinner, but we're big boys and can provide for ourselves. After the conference, we will head down to Mary Chung's on Central Square.
|5 More about the Meeting|
We are resuming the Boston Lisp Meeting after a hyatus of over a year and a half.
We're always looking for more speakers. The call for speakers and all the other details are at: http://fare.livejournal.com/120393.html Volunteers to give Lightning Talks are also sought. http://fare.livejournal.com/143723.html
For more information, see our web site
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