Archive for June, 2015

July: Continuations in Racket + Hack U

Posted: June 29, 2015 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The July Lambda Lounge is this week and we have two talks that are sure to engage you. The first marks the just-passing-through-town return of Nate Young, who will be giving a talk on Continuations in Racket. Following that, Gary Sibbitts will present a talk called “Hack U” on why learning programing is unnecessarily hard.  The food sponsor for this meeting is Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Additionally, there will be a brief discussion with folks who have been participating in the Lambda Mentors program to hear about their experiences so far and the money raised by the program.

As usual, attendees are welcome to bring a beverage of their choice. Anyone interested in bringing non-perishable food donations for Circle of Concern will have their donations delivered on the weekend after the meeting.

Doors open at 6. I hope to see you at the meeting.

On Thursday, June 4th, come to Lambda Lounge to hear Chris Gore tell the entire history of computers and failure. Or the failure of computers? Whichever.

Following that, we’ll have a panel discussion (with plenty of audience participation) about: “What are the important problems in our field?” (where ‘important problem’ is defined by Richard Hamming as one whose solution will have an impact, and for which you have a reasonable attack.) Panelists include Josh Weaver, Alan DeGuzman, Ryan Richt, and Heath Borders. Jessitron will moderate.

Food is sponsored by Adaptive Solutions Group. Not sure what it’ll be yet, but it might be especially delicious.

Doors open at 6, meeting at 6:30. Bring any beverage of your choice, and nonperishable food items if you would like to donate to Circle of Concern.