December meeting topics

Posted: November 15, 2008 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized
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Thanks all for the great response to Lambda Lounge so far!

At this point, I think topics for the first meeting (December 4th) have solidified. I’m planning on kicking off the meeting with an open discussion about what functional and dynamic languages are and we can maybe arm wrestle about whether the two have anything to do with each other.

Next, Matt Taylor of G2One SpringSource will talk about Groovy MetaProgramming with Categories and Mixins.

Finally, Ryan Senior of Ferguson Consulting is going to do an overview of OCaml, of which I know not much, other than that it is a mixture of object and functional styles, dervied from a ML-style static type system (but with type inference).

Should be a great December meeting. The tentative plan for January (on Wednesday the 7th due to the holiday) is for Mario Aquino to talk about dynamic programming in either iPhone or Dashboard widget development and for Mark Volkmann to talk about Squeak Smalltalk.

It is so far totally coincidental to have a functional topic and a dynamic one on the first meeting. But maybe that’s a trend worth continuing. If you have topics you’d like to present or just to request, please use the Google group mailing list so it’s easier to distribute and archive the conversation.

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  2. Mario Aquino says:

    My talk will be about dyn-lang development for either the iPhone or Dashboard widget development (whichever of the two I am further along on by the time of the meeting). The post above says Android development, but that’s Eric Burke’s bag (not mine). 🙂

  3. Patrick says:

    Is the meeting area near a bus line?

  4. Alex Miller says:

    Yes, the Appistry offices are on Olive Road. The #91 Olive bus goes down Olive (duh) and stops near by at Old Olive St. You can use the Metro Tripfinder to find schedules and more:

  5. Alex Miller says:

    Sorry, looks like I misread the map – the bus actually stops at either Guelbreth & Schuetz or at Olive & Warson, which are both just over 1 mile from the Appistry offices.

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