2016 Meetings

Thursday, May 5th (2016) at 6 pm

  • Aditya Siram – The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer

Food sponsor: SBS Creatix

Thursday, April 7th (2016) at 6 pm

  • Mario Aquino – The Age of Talkies
  • Haskell Mob Programming

Food sponsor: Next Gen

Thursday, March 3th (2016) at 6 pm

  • David Sullins – How Rust solves half the problems of game development (and some of your problems too)
  • Mob programming in Rust

Food sponsor: Ikayzo

Thursday, February 4th (2016) at 6 pm

  • Kevin Archie – Lambda Alligators
  • Christopher Carpenter – Modern Common Lisp Game Development

Food sponsor: Vantage Links

Thursday, January 7th (2016) at 6 pm

  • Ken Sipe – Mesos
  • Kyle Pointer – Perl6 grammars and meta programming

Food sponsor: Norton Staffing

2015 Meetings

Thursday, December 3rd (2015) at 6 pm

  • Monads in Erlang – Rebecca Skinner
  • Pixie – Chris Gore

Food sponsor: Beacon Hill

Thursday, November 5th (2015) at 6 pm

  • The Future of the Front End – Jessica Kerr
  • Elm Mob Programming

Food sponsor: Object Computing, Inc

Thursday, October 1st (2015) at 6 pm

  • Clojure Transducers – Daniel Solano Gómez
  • Strange Loop Redux – Many speakers

Food sponsor: Asynchrony Labs

Thursday, September 3rd (2015) at 6 pm

  • Finite State Machines as Bottom Up Function Evaluators – Bill Bennett
  • How to use the web for evil – Lance Kidwell

Food sponsor: NetEffects

 Thursday, August 6th (2015) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: SBS Creatix

Thursday, July 2nd (2015) at 6 pm

  • Continuations in Racket – Nate Young
  • Hack U – Gary Sibbitts

Food sponsor: Strategic Staffing Solutions

Thursday, June 4th (2015) at 6 pm

  • Computer History/Failure – Chris Gore
  • Panel Discussion: What are the Important Problems in our Field?

Food sponsor: Adaptive Solutions Group

Thursday, May 7th (2015) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: Preferred Resources

Thursday, April 2nd (2015) at 6 pm

  • Startups and the Techie – Naeem Bari
  • Contracts and Clojure – Jessica Kerr

Food sponsor: Beacon Hill Technologies

Thursday, March 5th (2015) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: Asynchrony

Thursday, February 5th (2015) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: Strategic Staffing Solutions

2014 Meetings

Thursday, December 4th (2014) at 6 pm

  • He Doesn’t Work Here Anymore – Coraline Ada Ehmke
  • Test-Driven Refactoring – Coraline Ada Ehmke

Food sponsor: Fast

Thursday, November 6th (2014) at 6 pm

  • Must Threading Models be so Baroque? – Bill Bennett
  • Ruby Idioms You Aren’t Using – Craig Buchek

Food sponsor: Fast

Thursday, October 2nd (2014) at 6 pm

  • Concurrency Options on the JVM – Jessica Kerr
  • Sonic Pi – Mario Aquino

Food sponsor: Preferred Resources, Inc.

Thursday, September 4th (2014) at 6 pm

  • Shen: A Sufficiently Advanced Lisp – Aditya Siram
  • J – Kari Hoijarvi

Food sponsor: Ansira

Thursday, August 7rd (2014) at 6 pm

  • Swift – Jay Tuley
  • Prisoners Dilemma / Game of Life (Mark 2) – Christopher Carpenter

Food sponsor: Emerson

Thursday, July 3rd (2014) at 6 pm

  • Apache Crunch – Tom Wheeler
  • ES6: Too Much Goodness to Wait! – Mark Volkmann

Food sponsor: Cloudera

Thursday, June 5rd (2014) at 6 pm

  • Intro to Functional Programming in Perl – Steven Lembark
  • (mashup Prisoners-Dilemma Game-of-Life) – Mario Aquino

Food sponsor: Climate Corp

Thursday, May 1st (2014) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: Asynchrony

Thursday, April 3rd (2014) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: Square

Thursday, March 6th (2014) at 6 pm

Food sponsor: Outpace

Thursday, Feb 6th (2014) at 6 pm

Sushi sponsor: Object Computing, Inc.

Thursday, Jan 2th (2014) at 6 pm

  • Conflict-free Replicated Data Types – John Daily
  • When Code Reacts to Data (Scalaz Streams) – Jessica Kerr

Pizza sponsor: Basho

2013 Meetings

Thursday, Dec 5th at 6 pm

  • – Steven Borrelli
  • Digging through Java code with Clojure – Kevin Archie

Pizza sponsor: SBS Creatix

Thursday, Nov 7th at 6 pm

  • Open Source Licenses – Randall Hauch
  • OpenGL in Common Lisp – Chris Gore

Pizza sponsor: NetEffects

Thursday, Oct 3rd at 6 pm

  • R Integration with Java – Robert Kennedy
  • Hadoop – Robert Grailer

Pizza sponsor: Monsanto (IFS)

Thursday, Sept 5th at 6 pm

  • Prisoner’s Dilemma in Scala – Mario Aquino
  • core.async – Alex Miller

Pizza sponsor: Preferred Resources, Inc.

Thursday, August 1st at 6 pm

  • Lua Programming in Minecraft – Helena Converse
  • Functional CoffeeScript for Web UIs – Richard Feldman

Pizza sponsor: Square

Thursday, June 6th at 6 pm

2013 Language Shootout

Pizza Sponsor: Rackspace

Thursday, May 2nd at 6 pm

  • Shen – Aditya Siram
  • Quorom language – Andreas Stefik

Pizza sponsor: Object Computing (OCI)

Thursday, June 6th at 6 pm

  • Programming Language Shootout

Pizza sponsor: Rackspace

Thursday, April 4th at 6 pm

Pizza sponsor: Asynchrony

Thursday, March 7th at 6 pm

  • What is Data Science? – Tom Wheeler
  • Group discussion: Pivotal moments in our programming lives – War stories about the effects of language choices

Pizza sponsor: Cloudera

Thursday, February 7th at 6 pm

  • Decompiling your brain: How the way we think affects the way we code – Jessica Kerr
  • Haskell FFI – Tim Skinner

Pizza sponsor: Object Computing (OCI)

January 3rd, 2013

  • JavaScript Continuations – Perrin Westrich
  • MapReduce deep dive – David McNeil

2012 Meetings

December 6th, 2012

  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – lightning talks to illustrate the best and worst our code has to offer

Pizza sponsor: Object Computing (OCI)

November 1st, 2012

  • Codeq – Alex Miller
  • Leisure language and environment – Bill Burdick

Pizza sponsor: Softtek Integration Systems

October 4th, 2012

  • Parallel core.logic – Jim Duey
  • Mithril: a “Greatest Hits of Dynamic Programming” language – Richard Feldman

Pizza sponsor: Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3)

September 6, 2012

  • HBCollections (Objective-C) – Heath Borders
  • Programming Language Usability – Andreas Stefik

Pizza sponsor: NetEffects

August 2, 2012

  • [deferred] Asteroids! A Computational Physics Project Ported from Fortran to Haskell – Scott Bale
  • Delimited Continuations and Haskell – Deech

Pizza sponsor: Object Computing (OCI)

July 5th, 2012

Lightning talks on the theme of “Things I Hate About You” about your favorite tool or technology.

  • You git what you git and you don’t throw a fit – Jessica Kerr
  • RSpec is the Devil – Mario Aquino
  • Xcode Sucks – Heath Borders
  • Leap seconds – Bryan Venable
  • Haskell Sucks – Deech
  • Everything Under the Sun Considered Harmful – Matt Wittmann
  • plenty of room for more!

June 7th, 2012

  • Apache Zookeeper – Tom Wheeler
  • A Taste of Erlang – Ben Lee
Pizza sponsor: Stripe

May 3rd, 2012

  • Practical Lambda Calculus – Bill Burdick
Pizza sponsor:

Apr 5th, 2012

  • When Functional and OO Meet: Clash of the Type Systems – Jessica Kerr
  • Matt Rambles for 30-40 Minutes about Machine Learning, Possibly Partially in the Context of Robots – Matt Follett
Pizza sponsor: Riot Games

Mar 1st, 2012

  • Evolutionary Algorithms in Lisp – Chris Gore
  • DSLs in Clojure – Jim Duey

Feb 2nd, 2012

  • Hadoop/HBase – John Leach
  • Building a DSL in Clojure For Controlling a Lego MindStorm/ Arduino Robot – David McNeil
Pizza sponsored by Cloudera

Jan 5th, 2011

  • Clojure core.logic – Ryan Senior
  • Life and Death at the Dawn of Computing – Alex Miller
Pizza sponsored by NetEffects.

2011 Meetings

Dec 1st, 2011

Lightning talks!

  • 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
  • Hubot – Mario Aquino
Pizza provided by Technology Partners

Nov 3rd, 2011

  • Kotlin – Ken Sipe
  • Asynchronous Servers in LuaJIT – David Hollander
Pizza provided by Relay Technology.

Oct 6th, 2011

  • ClojureScript – Nate Young
  • CoffeeScript – Mark Volkmann
Pizza provided by Experis.

Sept 1st, 2011

  • GeoDjango and HTML5 Geolocation – John Paulett
  • HTTP: Behind the Scenes at BigCo. – Peter Griess
Pizza provided by Revelytix

Aug 4th, 2011

  • Zippers For Web Development – Aditya Siram
  • Apache Avro – Eric Turcotte

July 7th, 2011

  • What Every Developer Should Know About Security – Tom Wheeler (slides)
  • Haskell You a Web for Great Good – Michael Schade

June 2nd, 2011

  • RabbitMQ – James Carr
  • Apache Thrift – David Difranco (slides)

May 5th, 2011

  • Immutable, Versioned Map – Mark Volkmann (slides)
  • Erlang OTP – Zac Duncan
Pizza sponsored by NetEffects.

April 7th, 2011

Lightning Lambda Lounge!

This will be the first Lambda Lounge lightning talk / pot luck. Bring your ideas and your food and let’s share. Lightning talks should be in the 5-10 minute range and don’t need to be tech-oriented.

  • MOO – Bryan Venable
  • Multimedia Pipelines with gstreamer – Jeff Sigmon
  • rvm – Mario Aquino
  • Strange Loop – Alex Miller
  • The hard-boiled detectives of Hammett and Chandler : Birth of a new mythology – Aditya Siram
  • Model-Theory Semantics implemented in Clojure – Jim Tyhurst

March 3rd, 2011

  • Source Code Version Management with Branching & Merging – Stephen Venters
  • Inform 7 – a DSL for Interactive Fiction – Adam Thornton

February 3rd, 2011

Pizza provided by Ferguson Consulting.

January 6th, 2010

  • C# dynamic keyword – Jay Tuley
  • Functional data structures – Aditya Siram

Pizza provided by Riot Games.

2010 Meetings

December 2nd, 2010

  • lightning – Michael Schade (video)
  • MongoDB – Nathan Tippy
  • Introduction to Node.JS – Peter Griess (Facebook)

Pizza provided by David Beaman.

November 4th, 2010

  • EcmaScript 5 – Mark Volkmann (OCI) – Slides
  • Learning Koans – Mario Aquino (OCI) – Slides

October 7th, 2010

September 2nd, 2010

  • Picking a language for teaching CS1 – Michael Goldwasser, Director of Computer Science, Saint Louis University
  • org-babel – Polyglot literate programming – Nate Neff

August 5th, 2010

  • Monads in Scala – Tim Dalton (OCI)
  • What’s This NetKernel Thing Anyway? – Darren Cruse (Elsevier)

Pizza provided by Comsys.

July 1st, 2010

Pizza provided by Washington University’s Neuroinformatics Research Group.

June 3rd, 2010

  • Javascript Functions – Scott Bale (BJC Healthcare) – Slides
  • Haskell Web Apps – Aditya Siram

Sponsored by: NetEffects

May 6th, 2010

  • Logic Programming for the Social Web – Jim Duey (Intensive Systems Consulting) – Slides

April 1st, 2010

Special April Fool’s Day meeting about esoteric and useless languages.

Sponsored by: Lisa Rokusek / AgentHR

March 4th, 2010

This meeting was sponsored by Object Computing (OCI).

February 4th, 2010

One of the greatest benefits of OSGi is its firewall-esque encapsulation of implementation details. The only traffic that gets in or out is the traffic that you explicitly specify, otherwise all bets are off. The aspiring polyglot can bring in the right tool for the right job by hiding it behind OSGi services as an “implementation detail,” provided that only Java language types are exported. The talk will looks at the pros and cons of this approach, experiment with Groovy, Clojure, and Scala in an OSGI container, and also look at the “gotchas” involved along the way.

Sponsored by: NetEffects

January 7th, 2010


2009 Meetings

December 3rd, 2009

  • Humanity 2.0: How you and I are enabling the redefinition of “Life As We Know It” – Matt TaylorSlidesVideo

November 5th, 2009

Happy Haskell Hackfest!

Haskell Music Jam Session using SuperCollider and it’s awesome Haskell bindings.

SuperCollider is a real-time audio-synthesizer server with great Haskell bindings. People have done some pretty amazing things with it. Basically it is a server that speaks the Open Sound Control binary protocol [3] and produces any sound you can imagine. Using the metaphor of an audio mixer, each client runs on a different channel so we will truly be jamming real-time.

I can provide a server with SuperCollider pre-loaded and client computers can easily install the bindings using Haskell Platform and Cabal. Clients do not need to have SuperCollider installed.

For this meeting only, we will be at Technology Partners, NOT the usual Appistry location!!!

Sponsored by: Technology Partners

October 1st, 2009

September 3rd, 2009

Sponsored by: Lisa Rokusek / AgentHR

August 6th, 2009

Sponsored by: Technology Partners

  • Perl: Not Dead Yet – Matt Follett (Beck Automation) – SlidesVideo
  • Haskell’s Software Transactional Memory – Aditya Siram

July 2nd, 2009

June 4th, 2009

May 7th, 2009

April 2nd, 2009

March 5th, 2009

February 5th, 2009

January 7th, 2009

December 4th, 2008