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Lambda Lounge December

Posted: November 29, 2011 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

This Thursday Dec. 1st is the next edition of the Lambda Lounge!  This month we have lightning talks and we’ve got a great set planned:

  • Simple Made Easy: The Ramones – Jeff Sigmon
  • Pattern Matching in F# – Jessica Kerr
  • Galileo Was Wrong – Deech
  • xmonad – Scott Bale
  • Computational Geometry: Convex Hulls, Intersections, and Triangulations! Oh My! – Michael Schade
  • Introduction to Cryptography – Tom Wheeler

Pizza will be provided by Technology Partners.

For those of you that have been attending Lambda Lounge for a while, this will be the 3 year anniversary of the first Lambda Lounge!  Hard to believe.  In 3 short years we’ve had talks in the following languages: Ocaml, Groovy, Clojure, Objective C, Ruby, JavaScript, Erlang, Haskell, F#, Perl 6, Factor, Python, Fan (now Fantom), Fortress, Scala, Piet, Ook, LOLCODE, Inform 7, CoffeeScript, ClojureScript, Lua, Kotlin, and of course Java.  Not to mention quite a few other topics besides!

That first meeting was awesome for me because I mashed together a bunch of groups of people I knew (plus a bunch of people I didn’t!) and find a common thread.  It was great to see all those smart people in one room.  Ryan Senior did a talk on OCaml and that was the first time that I met him – now he sits next to me at Revelytix and is an integral part of the Strange Loop team.  Matt Taylor also did a talk on Groovy – little did we know he would be on to bigger  things in California before we knew it.

For me personally Lambda Lounge was a place to explore new (to me) ideas of functional and dynamic programming languages.  Now I use a functional and dynamic language every day!

Many thanks to all for continuing to share at Lambda Lounge – I still love seeing everyone every month and miss it badly when I can’t make it.