August: Swift + MOAR Prisoners Dilemma

Posted: August 3, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

It is time once again for the next Lambda Lounge meeting. This Thursday, 8/7 will be a meeting where Jay Tuley will present on Apple’s new language: Swift, as well as Christopher Carpenter presenting on his continuation of work implementing Prisoner’s Dilemma in Clojure. This meeting will also be the last one hosted at the Revelytix building on 680 Craig Road. Please join me in bidding farewell to our site hosts. As well, an announcement will be made about the future home of Lambda Lounge. Please don’t miss this meeting!!!

As usual, you are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice. The food sponsor will be Emerson, who will provide some very tasty sushi from Oishi. Also, if you would like to make a donation of non-perishable food items, they will be delivered to the Circle of Concern food shelter in Valley Park on the Saturday after the meeting.

Doors open at 6. I hope to see you there.

July: Apache Crunch + ECMAScript 6

Posted: June 28, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The next Lambda Lounge is Thursday and there will be two great talks that should not be missed. First, Tom Wheeler will present on Apache Crunch, which is a library for running MapReduce pipelines on top of Hadoop. Then, Mark Volkmann will present a talk called ES6: Too Much Goodness to Wait, in which you will be convinced that the future of JavaScript will make up for all the things that anyone ever complained about the language. Cloudera will sponsor food (probably pizza from Fortel’s).

As usual, feel free to bring a beverage of your choice. Also, if you would like to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Circle of Concern, it will be delivered after the meeting.

Doors open at 6. Hope to see you there!

The next Lambda Lounge is this Thursday and it includes two talks that might change your mind about everything. In the first talk, Steven Lembark will present Multiplying Ethiopians: Lambdas, Lazyness, & Perl6. Expect minds to be blown. For any left in tact, Mario Aquino will present a Frankenstein monster called (mashup Prisoners-Dilemma Game-of-Life) (hint: parentheses means Clojure), in which a beautiful mathematical model will be tinkered with for the purpose of confirming that evolution is a thing. There, I said it.

Delicious sushi will be sponsored by Climate Corp.

Please bring a delicious beverage of your choosing. If you would like to also bring a non-perishable food donation, it will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting. Also, help grow the group by bringing a friend to the meeting. Doors open at 6.

May: Haskell for Beginners + Macros in Common Lisp

Posted: April 29, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

This coming Thursday, please come to Lambda Lounge to hear Aditya Siram present “Haskell for Beginners” (a bridge that shows how to re-use the familiar imperative idioms in Haskell so people can write working and safe code without having to ditch all of their existing experience). Also that night, Chris Gore will give a talk called Macros in Common Lisp. Ain’t no macro like the Common Lisp macro ’cause the Common Lisp macro don’t stop….

Sushi sponsored by Asynchrony. Feel free to bring a tasty beverage. As well, if you would like to bring a non-perishable food donation for Circle of Concern, it will be delivered the weekend after the meeting. Doors open at 6. Bring a friend. Don’t miss it!

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.