Archive for November, 2009

Lambda Lounge v1.0, Humanity v2.0

Posted: November 29, 2009 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

This coming Thursday, December 3rd at 6 pm (usual Appistry location), we will have the December Lambda Lounge meeting, which happens to be the first birthday for the lounge. The first meeting of the lounge was just one year ago where we kicked things off with talks about OCaml from Ryan Senior and about Groovy Metaprogramming from Matt Taylor.

It is thus fitting that Matt Taylor will present a topic a bit off the usual pace for the December meeting: Humanity 2.0. Matt has been developing this talk for at least six months without really having a good place to present it. I have seen some early slides and heard some early feedback that it will be a fascinating look at where our technological evolution is headed.

I also hope to do a quick recap of the year and maybe we can chat about things we’d like to do next year. We already have things planned for the first couple months of 2010. In January I’ll be taking a look at GPars, the Groovy parallel programming library and new dad Chris Newgent will be talking about Erlang Mnesia. In February Matt Stine will be traveling in from Memphis to talk about polyglot programming with OSGi. And in March James Carr is planned to look at BDD testing with jspec. Great stuff!

Technology Partners will be sponsoring the December meeting – thanks!

Haskell Music Hackfest

Posted: November 1, 2009 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

This Thursday November 5th will be a Haskell hackfest music jam session held at Technology Partners (NOT Appistry as usual). map

SuperCollider is a real-time audio-synthesizer server with great Haskell bindings. People have done some pretty amazing things with it. Basically it is a server that speaks the Open Sound Control binary protocol and produces any sound you can imagine. Using the metaphor of an audio mixer, each client runs on a different channel so we will truly be jamming real-time.

I can provide a server with SuperCollider pre-loaded and client computers can easily install the bindings using Haskell Platform and Cabal. Clients do not need to have SuperCollider installed.

This meeting will be sponsored by Technology Partners.

Hope to see you there!