Archive for April, 2013

2013 Language Shootout

Posted: April 14, 2013 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

On June 6, we will hold the second Lambda Lounge Language Shootout. On the night of the meeting, participants will be given roughly 10 minutes to present any novel findings discovered in their solution to one of 4 possible programming challenges. Implementations can be in any language or tech stack.

The Challenges

The four challenges are:

Sharing your work

Participants are encouraged to pick one of the challenge problems, fork the git repo for this event and add their implementation, then send a pull request to get their work added to this repository. Participants should add their work under a directory with their proper name (using underscores as separators instead of spaces) or their github account identity.

Sponsor

The food (and gifts) sponsor for this meeting is Rackspace.

Stats Primer

Posted: April 2, 2013 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized
The double bill for the first Thursday of the month meeting includes a group discussion on two papers: Socio-PLT: Principles for Programming Language Adoption and Social Influences on Language Adoption, as well as a Statistics Primer given by Professor Andreas Stefik.  The night will actually be more like “The Andreas Show” because Dr. Stefik has graciously agreed to lead the discussion on the papers as well as give the stats talk.  The paper discussion needs to be a group activity, so if you can make it to the meeting please take time  to read both papers and come with an opinion.  The group discussion could easily go all night, but will be capped at 45 minutes.  The same for the stats talk.  If you are interested in machine learning and big data, statistics is a related topic and would be beneficial understand (as Tom Wheeler pointed out at the last Lambda Lounge).
Our pizza sponsor this month is Asynchrony: http://www.asynchrony.com.