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The summer has nearly concluded and we now find ourselves staring at the business end of another Lambda Lounge.  This month, Alex Miller will be delivering a talk on clojure.spec, followed by a talk given by a band of interns, titled “Teaching Functional Programming to High Schoolers”.  I don’t have a food sponsor for this month’s meeting, so if your organization would like to sponsor food for the meeting (and address meeting attendees), please reach out to Mario Aquino.

 

As usual, Lambda Loungers are welcome to bring a refreshing drink of their choice.  Also, any non-perishable food or in-kind donations will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting.  If you haven’t been to a Lambda Lounge in a while, don’t miss this one and bring a friend!

July: A night of Elixir

Posted: July 4, 2016 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

Summer is upon us and with it, the next meeting of Lambda Lounge. This month, we feature an evening with Elixir.  Artem Chernyak will deliver a talk, titled “A Sip of Elixir”, which will provide an introduction to the language. Following that, we will have a mob programming session in Elixir where meeting attendees will collaborate in solving a novel programming puzzle with Elixir.  The meeting sponsor this month is SBS Creatix.

As always, Lambda Loungers are welcome to bring a refreshing beverage of their choice.  And any non-perishable food donations will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting.

Doors open at 6.

June: Thinking Bicycle

Posted: May 31, 2016 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

This month, Lambda Lounge features a personal project of one of our members that has high aspirations: a content management system for the web whose syntax is a Lisp. Please come to hear Chris Gore present Thinking Bicycle.  The meeting sponsor this month is SBS Creatix. As usual, please feel free to bring a refreshing beverage of your choice.

If you would like to bring a non-perishable food donation, it will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting.

Doors open at 6.

May: The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer

Posted: May 1, 2016 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

Another month has passed an it is once again time for another Lambda Lounge. At this month’s meeting, Aditya Siram will be delivering a talk titled, “The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer”, in which we will see many ways of approaching a classical problem using the tools available to a clever Haskell mind.  Taco bar from Fuzzy’s (it will be Cinco de Mayo after all) will be provided by the good folks at SBS Creatix.  I don’t have a talk for the second half of the meeting yet – reach out if you have a talk you’d like to deliver.

As usual, everyone is welcomed to bring a refreshing beverage of their choice (Cinco de Mayo themed or not).  Also, any non-perishable food donations will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting.

Doors open at 6.

April: Talking to Computers

Posted: April 4, 2016 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The next Lambda Lounge is around the corner.  This Thursday, Mario Aquino will be presenting “The Age of Talkies”, in which we will learn how Amazon’s Alexa family of voice services offers a way to add speech interface to your data and services. This will be a preview of a talk that will be delivered at Clojure/west later this month.  Following that, Rebecca Skinner will organize a mob programming session in Haskell.  The food sponsor for this meeting will be NextGen, who will be providing an assortment of pizzas from Fortels.

As usual, all are welcome to bring a refreshing beverage of their choice.  Also, you are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food items for donation to Circle of Concern, that will be delivered on the Saturday after the meeting.

Doors open at 6.

March: An Evening of Rust

Posted: February 29, 2016 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

Spring has come and brought with it the next Lambda Lounge. This month features a night with the Rust programming language. First, David Sullins will deliver a talk called “How Rust solves half the problems of game development (and some of your problems too)”. Following that, we will have a mob programming session with Rust, where meeting attendees will work together to implement a novel kata in Rust.  The meeting/food sponsor this month is Ikayzo, and the meal will be BBQ from Sugarfire (along with options for vegetarians).

As usual, all are welcome to bring a refreshing (adult) beverage of their choice.  There will be soda available.  Also, please consider bringing non-perishable food items for donation to Circle of Concern food pantry.

Doors open at 6.

The moon has made it around the earth once again and we find ourselves staring at the business end of another Lambda Lounge meetup. Finally! This month, Kevin Archie will be presenting on the Lambda calculus using Bret Victor’s Alligator Eggs. Afterward, Christopher Carpenter will talk about Modern Game Development in Common Lisp.  The food sponsor for the evening will be Vantage Links (the details of the food provided at the meeting will be announced in a follow-up email to the Lambda Lounge google group).

Lambda loungers are encouraged to bring a refreshing beverage (beer or soda) of their choosing. Also, any non-perishable food donations brought to the meeting will be delivered to Circle of Concern the following weekend.

Doors open at 6 and the talks will be introduced at 6:30.

January: Mesos + Perl6 Grammars & Metaprogramming

Posted: January 3, 2016 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

Adventure time, come on grab your friends, we’re going to very distant lands with Ken Sipe talking about Mesos and Kyle Pointer talking about Perl6 grammars & meta programming, the fun will never end. It’s Adventure Time Lambda Lounge style!

It’s time for the first meeting of 2016 and this one is going to be awesome! Ken hasn’t spoken at Lambda Lounge since November of 2011 and this will be Kyle’s very first Lambda Lounge presentation.

The good folks at Norton Staffing will be providing food for the evening.

You are welcome to bring a refreshing beverage of your choice.  Also, any non-perishable food donations will be delivered to Circle of Concern after the meeting.

Doors open at 6.

December: Monads in Erlang + Pixie

Posted: November 30, 2015 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The first Thursday of the month approaches, and with it the next Lambda Lounge. This month, we will have two brain-expanding talks: Monads in Erlang by Rebecca Skinner, and the Pixie programming language by Chris Gore. Food this month is sponsored by Beacon Hill.  As usual, you are welcome to bring a refreshing beverage of your choice.  Any non-perishable food donation brought to the meeting will be delivered to Circle of Concern on the weekend after the meeting.

Hope to see you there for what will be both the last meeting of 2015 and the 7th anniversary of the Lambda Lounge group.  Doors will open at 6.

November: Future of the Front End + Elm Mob Programming

Posted: November 1, 2015 by marioeaquino in Uncategorized

The next Lambda Lounge is just around the corner and this meeting is going to teach you Elm! Thursday at 6, we have something very special in the works: the first session will be a talk called The Future of the Front End given by the one and only Jessica Kerr, in which she will deliver a talk she keynoted earlier this year at the React Rally conference in Salt Lake City. The talk will be a gentle introduction to the Elm programming language.  The second session of the night will follow with the Elm theme: Elm Mob Programming! In the second session, all Lambda Loungers in attendance will work as a group to implement a code kata in Elm. This session will give you a taste for a language that will no doubt lure you away from whatever you do in your day job (unless you are already doing Elm for fun and profit).

The food sponsor for the meeting will be Object Computing, Inc.

As usual, you are welcome to bring a tasty beverage of your choice.  Also, if you bring in non-perishable food donations, they will be delivered to Circle of Concern the weekend after the meeting.

Doors open at 6. This will be a great meeting.  Please mention it to coworkers or other friends who haven’t been to a meeting in a while (or ever).