A Boston Lisp Meeting will take place on Monday, December 14th 2009 at 1800 at NEU WVH 366. Sam Tobin-Hochstadt will talk about Typed Scheme.
Additionally, we will have two 5-minute Lightning Talks, each followed by 2-minute Q&A. Speakers to be announced.
Also, there will be a buffet offered by ITA Software. Registration is not necessary but appreciated. See details below.
|1 Sam Tobin-Hochstadt on Typed Scheme|
Typed Scheme is a system for incrementally porting untyped PLT Scheme programs to a typed language. The type system is designed to automatically accommodate typical Scheme idioms, and includes several novel features to support this. It also offers sound and automatic interoperability with untyped code. It has been used in real applications and on thousands of lines of existing Scheme code.
|2 Lightning Talks|
At every meeting, before the main talk, there are two slots for strictly timed 5-minute "Lightning Talks" 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 Monday December 14th 2009 at 1800 (6pm) at NEU WVH 366.
Note that we're back on a Monday, and that we're using a new location.
This is at Northeastern University, in the Computer Science building WVH (West Village H, see this picture) when you arrive from the T on Huntington Avenue (Green E line, stop at Northeastern Station, or possibly Museum of Fine Arts; you can also walk from Ruggles on the Orange line). As the number indicates, the room is on the third floor. Northeastern maps and direction: http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/maps.html Many thanks go to Eli Barzilay for arranging for the room, and to Northeastern University for welcoming us.
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 and kind 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.
|5 More about the Meeting|
The previous Boston Lisp Meeting on Thursday October 29th 2009 had about 30 participants. Daniel Herring spoke about LibCL and Alex Plotnick about CLWEB. http://fare.livejournal.com/148335.html
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
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Please forward this information to people you think would be interested. Please accept my apologies for your receiving this message multiple times. My apologies if this announce gets posted to a list where it shouldn't, or fails to get posted to a list where it should. Feedback welcome by private email reply to fare at tunes.org.