April: Beyond Monads + ScalaCheck

Posted: April 1, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

We have two notable speakers presenting: Jim Duey travels in from Kansas City to give a talk called “Beyond Monads” and Jessica Kerr will deliver a presentation on ScalaCheck. Both talks will be focused on Functional Programming topics, so I have asked Square to provide us with the most appropriate FP food: kolaches from the Kolache Factory.

If you would like to attend the meetup, please RSVP. Also, you are welcome to bring a(n adult) beverage of your choice. As well, if you would like to bring a non-perishable food donation for Circle of Concern, I will deliver it on the weekend after the meeting. Or bring a friend who has never attended Lambda Lounge. We have two great talks schedule, help us grow the group!

Doors open at 6. See you Thursday night.

March: Microservice Architectures + Datomic

Posted: March 2, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

I am very excited to announce the next meeting, with two talks that are not to be missed. The first is one that will be given by Fred George who is flying into town to speak to us about Implementing Microservice Architectures. Fred has delivered that talk internationally (I’ve seen it myself) and it has some big ideas. The second talk of the night will be on Datomic, given by Alex Miller. Fred’s startup (and my current employer), Outpace, will be sponsoring sushi from Oishi. There will be lots of it. Please come hungry.

As usual, everyone is welcome to bring their own refreshing (adult) beverage. As well, if you would like to bring a non-perishable food donation to the meeting, I will deliver it to the Circle of Concern food shelter in Valley Park the weekend after the meeting.

This meeting offers two fantastic talks. Please consider bringing a friend (or two) with you to the meeting. There will be plenty of food and bright developers for mingling, networking, and sharing insights that make this tech group stand out among all the other meetups in town. My hope is for a packed room. Doors open at 6.

Hope to see you Thursday!

February: Julia + Common Lisp Object System

Posted: February 4, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized
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This February, Lambda Lounge features two talks and much sushi.

Hear Nathan Tippy on the Julia programming language.
Hear Chris Gore on the Common Lisp Object System or CLOS (pronounced either ‘KLOSS’  or ‘SEE-LOSS’, though the latter subject you to the ridicule of Common Lispers).
Eat sushi, sponsored by OCI.
Bring your own beverage(s), or bring some to share.
Thursday, 6 February, 2014
Food at 6pm, meeting at 6:30 (at the earliest), with a brief intermission between talks.
Location: Revelytix, in Creve Coeur.  Detailed directions here
Price of admission (optional): bring a friend, or bring a food. Food items benefit Circle of Concern, a local food pantry. They can also use items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, pet food, laundry detergent and diapers.

It is (will be) a new year and the first Lambda Lounge of 2014 is nearly upon us. Thursday (1/2) is the next Lambda Lounge, featuring two talks: John Daily will present on Conflict-free Replicated Data Types and Jessica Kerr will give a talk called When Code Reacts to Data (Scalaz Streams). John is coming in all the way from Indianapolis to deliver his talk, and Jessica’s has only been heard once by a conference audience in London recently.

Also, I will be delivering any non-perishable food donations to Circle of Concern on the Saturday after the meeting. Thank you to everyone who has donated and I welcome anyone to consider bringing something for donation to the next meeting.

The food sponsor for the meeting is Basho.

Doors open at 6. Feel free to bring a cool beverage of your choice. If you need directions to the meeting, you can find a map here.

November: OS Licenses & OpenGL w Common Lisp

Posted: November 4, 2013 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The next Lambda Lounge is this Thursday (11/7)! We have two talks scheduled for the evening: Randall Hauch will give a talk on Open-Source licensing , followed by a talk on OpenGL in Common Lisp by Chris Gore. This month’s food sponsor is NetEffects.

If you’d like to bring a non-perishable food donation to the meeting, it will get delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting. If you can’t bring a food donation this week, please consider bringing a friend to the group. I want our group to grow!

You can find a map to the usual location of the meeting here.

Doors open at 6.

R Integration w Java + Hadoop

Posted: September 29, 2013 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

This coming Thursday (10/3 @ 6:00 p.m.) is the next Lambda Lounge, featuring two talks from Monsanto IFS devs: Robert Kennedy will give a talk on R Integration with Java and Robert Grailer will give a presentation on Hadoop.  The food for this meeting will be sponsored by Monsanto IFS.  We usually order pizza from Fortels.  While I love the pizza they make, this month I’d like to do something different: sushi from Oishi.  There should be 20-something rolls and assorted other yummies.

Doors open at 6.  You can find a map to the meeting location here.  Bring a friend who has never attended a meeting and/or a non-perishable food donation to be delivered to the Circle of Concern food pantry in Valley Park.

core.async & Prisoner’s Dilemma

Posted: September 3, 2013 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

On Thursday, September 5, come to Lambda Lounge to hear Alex Miller talk about the core.async library, which is a new contrib library for Clojure that adds support for asynchronous programming using channels.  Also on the schedule for Thursday night is a talk Mario Aquino will be presenting about the classic game theory problem Prisoner’s Dilemma as implemented in Scala. If you like software, pizza, socializing with intelligent software devs, or participating in a welcoming community, please come out share your brain cycles with us.

The pizza sponsor for that meeting is Preferred Resources, Inc. (http://www.preferredresourcesinc.com/).

Doors open at 6.  You can find a map to the meeting location here.  Bring a friend who has never attended a meeting and/or a non-perishable food donation to be delivered to the Circle of Concern food pantry in Valley Park.