Dimitris Vyzovitis will give a talk about Programming gerbils: Distributed programming with PLT-Scheme.
vyzo will talk about gerbil, a little language for distributed programming using PLT-Scheme. Gerbil is a macro language that provides facilities for actor-based distributed programs and transparent network simulation.
vyzo is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab who suffers from a severe scheme addiction.
His website is at http://web.media.mit.edu/~vyzo/
The Lisp Meeting will take place on Monday February 23th 2009 at 1800 (6pm) at MIT, Room 34-401B.
As the numbers indicate, this is in Building 34, on the 4th floor. This is the usual location, on 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge.
Many thanks go to Alexey Radul for arranging for the room, and to MIT for welcoming us.
Dinner: ITA Software, a fine employer of Lisp hackers (disclaimer: I work there), is kindly purchasing a buffet to accompany our monthly Boston Lisp meeting. Anyone who attends is welcome to partake. We appreciate it if you let us know you're coming, and what food taboos you have, so that we can order the correct amount of food. Tell us by sending email to boston-lisp-meeting-register at common-lisp.net. We won't send any acknowledgement unless requested; importantly, we'll keep your identity and address confidential and won't communicate any such information to anyone, not even to our sponsors.
The previous Boston Lisp Meeting on January 26th had over 30 participants. David O'Toole gave a wide-ranging overview of the hacks he uses as an infrastructure to write Rogue-like games in Lisp.
We're always looking for more speakers. The call for speakers and all the other details are at http://fare.livejournal.com/120393.html
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