November: Threading Models + Ruby Idioms

Posted: November 2, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The next Lambda Lounge is nearly upon us, and if you aren’t planning on attending you will miss the last opportunity to bid farewell to the simple room that has been our home for the last two years.  Not to mention two original talks from speakers who are coming to BLOW YOUR MIND!  The first talk will explain why kids today have got it all wrong with their hipster concurrency schemes: Must threading models be so baroque? – Bill Bennett.  The second talk will launch whatever is left of your consciousness into the stratosphere: Ruby Idioms You Don’t Even Know About – Craig Buchek.

Food will be sponsored by the folks at Fast.

You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice (or any to share).

If you bring non-perishable food donations, they will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting.

Doors open at 6.

October: Strange Loop Redux

Posted: September 28, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

This coming Thursday (October 2, 2014) is the night of the next Lambda Lounge and it is sure to be a special treat. It will be a bit of a recap of this year’s Strange Loop, with a talk by Jessica Kerr called Concurrency Options on the JVM. The second talk of the night will be on programming music with Sonic Pi by Mario Aquino. We don’t yet have a sponsor for the night. If your company would like to provide food for some of St. Louis’ brightest programming enthusiasts, please send me an email.

As usual, feel free to bring your favorite beverage. If you would like to make a non-perishable food donation to Circle of Concern, it will be delivered on the Saturday after the meeting.

Doors open at 6 at our usual location.

September: Shen + J

Posted: September 1, 2014 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The time is nearly here for the next Lambda Lounge and I hope that you will be able to attend. We have two talks that are not to be missed!  Deech Siram will be giving a talk called, “Shen: A Sufficiently Advanced Lisp” (practice run for delivery at Strange Loop).  Then, Kari Hoijarvi will give a talk on the J programming language.  Food is sponsored by Ansira.

As usual, feel free to bring a delicious beverage of your choice.  The meeting location will be at the usual spot.  We are collecting donations for Circle of Concern if you would like to bring a non-perishable food donation.  Also, please spread the word about Lambda Lounge by bringing a friend who has never been to the meetup. The strength of this group is in the diversity and growth of the audience.  If you can, please promote the group and reach out to any local language enthusiasts who are looking for a collection of language and programming paradigm nerds.

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!