April 2nd, 2008

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Next Boston Lisp Meeting: Tuesday April 22nd 2008, 6pm at MIT 34-401B

ITA Software, a fine employer of Lisp hackers (full disclosure: I work there), has kindly offered to sponsor a dinner for our Monthly Boston Lisp Meeting. Please send mail to boston-lisp-meeting-register at common-lisp.net with a list of attendees so we may order the correct amount of food. No registration, no food.

Peter Dillinger will give a 25' talk about Theorem proving with ACL2s. ACL2, "A Computational Logic for Applicative Common Lisp", was recognized with the 2005 ACM Software System Award for its power and usefulness in verifying safety-critical applications. New users, however, found it difficult to use for a variety of reasons. ACL2s < http://acl2s.peterd.org/acl2s/ > is an Eclipse-based development environment we have made to make ACL2 easier to learn and use. Peter C. Dillinger is a Ph.D. Student at Northeastern University, Panagiotis Manolios, advisor.

Hans Hübner will give a 50' presentation of The BKNR Common Lisp web application development environment. BKNR < http://bknr.net/ > is a one-stop repository of open source Common Lisp modules used to develop and deploy web applications, featuring a pure Lisp transaction based persistence layer. Hans Hübner has been a hacker for over 20 years, and has discovered Common Lisp as his favourite programming language in 2001. He is a freelance consultant whose research interests include persistence systems and hardware to support dynamic programming.

Please note that the meeting is taking place at an unusual date, to accommodate for the availability of the main speaker, who is coming from Berlin (Germany) to talk to us.

The Lisp Meeting with take place at MIT, room 34-401B. As the numbers indicate, this is in Building 34, on the 4th floor.

MIT map: http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?selection=34

Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50+Vassar+St,+Cambridge,+MA+02139,+USA

PS: The previous Boston Lisp Meeting on March 31st was a big success, with about 70 participants. Thanks a lot to all those who came. I hope we'll meet again and have more of those interesting conversations.

PPS: We're still looking for speakers. We have a lot of potential speakers, but not enough confirmed speakers at scheduled dates. The call for speakers and all the other details are at < http://fare.livejournal.com/120393.html >.

PPPS: Please forward this information to people who would be interested. Please accept my apologies for your receiving this message multiple times.

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