:aboutBoston Lisp Meetings are held on a monthly basis, usually at 6pm on the last Monday of the month. The evening begins with two 5-minute "lightning talks", continues with a main speaker for an hour or so, and finishes with a free buffet. Topics cover a range of issues that may interest the greater lisp community (including Common Lisp, Scheme, Clojure, or any other programmable programming system).
We encourage both veterans and newbies to come and meet, maybe becoming collaborators, mentors, or disciples on some Lisp project. Hobbyists, academics, and professionals are invited to socialize and chill out with a generally friendly group. There is no cost to attend.
For the latest information, always check the official boston-lisp-meeting blog.
:locationMeetings are normally held at MIT room 34-401b [Google]. This is the second classroom from the elevator on the 4th floor of Building 34; the address is 50 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA. Many thanks to Alexey Radul for reserving the room and to MIT for welcoming us.
:foodITA Software, a fine employer of Lisp programmers, kindly purchases a buffet for most Boston Lisp meetings. This is free to all who attend. To help with planning, please email boston-lisp-meeting-register at common-lisp.net to let us know you are coming, and tell us of food taboos you have. We don't send any acknowledgement unless requested; more importantly, we keep your identity and address confidential and won't communicate any such information to anyone, not even to our sponsors.
:next-meeting Monday, December 14th 2009 at 1800 (6pm) at NEU WVH 366Faré's announcement
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt will present Typed Scheme.
Typed Scheme is a system for incrementally porting untyped PLT Scheme programs to a typed language. The type system is designed to automatically accommodate typical Scheme idioms, and includes several novel features to support this. It also offers sound and automatic interoperability with untyped code. It has been used in real applications and on thousands of lines of existing Scheme code.
- 2009-10-28 at MIT Alex Plotnick presented CLWEB, and Daniel Herring presented LibCL.
- (See the official blog for meetings in this period.)
- 2009-05-26 at MIT Norman Ramsey spoke about Using Higher-Order
Functions and Continuation-Passing Style to Make Dataflow Optimization
- 2008-03-03 at the CBC
- 2008-03-31 at MIT
- Faré's announcement
- Video of Rahul Jain talking about DefDoc (thanks to Mark Dulcey)
- Audio of both Alexey Radul's and Rahul Jain's talks (thanks to Rob Levy)
- Powerpoint of Rahul Jain's talk on DefDoc
- Slides from Alexey Radul's talk on Scheme
- Photos from the event (thanks to brlewis)
- (update) Alexey Radul's matrix of Scheme implementation capabilities
- 2008-04-22 at MIT
- 2008-05-27 at MIT
- 2008-06-25 at NEU
- Faré's announcement
- Audio recording of Danny Yoo's talk on DivaScheme (thanks to Rob Levy)
- Audio recording of Shriram Krishnamurthi's talk on Relationally Parametric Polymorphic Contracts (thanks to Rob Levy)
- 2008-07-21 at MIT
- 2008-09-29 at MIT
- 2008-10-27 at MIT
- 2008-11-24 at MIT
- 2008-01-26 at MIT
- 2008-02-11 at MIT
- 2008-03-30 at MIT
- 2008-04-27 at MIT
- Read our official blog to find authoritative announcements for our meetings. (RSS Feed)
- The boston-lisp mailing lisp receives meeting announcements and a few other topics relevant to the Boston lisp community.
- boston-lisp-announce is a low-traffic email list for announcements of particular interest to Lisp users in and around Boston, Massachusetts, USA (including Providence, Rhode Island).
- boston-lisp-organizers may be useful if you want to contact the meeting organizers
- You may want to subscribe to Rob Levy's podcast of the boston lisp meetings, updated soon after every meeting.