Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting for November 2008 - 0x20 Years of Lisp Systems, a Personal Journey
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Norman Jaffe has been using Lisp and
Lisp Machines for more years
lispvan members have been alive! Working on such a
broad range of Lisp systems has given him a fairly unique perspective
on Lisp as a language and Lisp Machines as a working environment (Norm gave an earlier
presentation on "Wearing Lisp" at the
April 2006 lispvan meeting). During this presentation, Norm will
be showing off some actual Lisp Machines and Lisp Environments and talking
about his experiences with them.
We will have the meeting at a new location, The Hackery, (with a projector and a special meeting room!), so make certain you take note of the new location.
Here's the "official" meeting notice:
Topic: 0x20 Years of Lisp Systems, a Personal Journey
Presenter: Norman Jaffe
Date: Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Time: 7pm - 10pm (or whenever)
Venue: The Hackery, 304 Victoria Dr (entrance off Franklin), Vancouver (see map)
Summary: While at the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University in the early '70s, I was exposed to a wide variety of computer languages and systems. Most have 'fallen by the wayside', but four have influenced my travels through the computing landscape - Lisp, Smalltalk, Snobol and APL. Tonight I'll talk about where LISP has taken me, from informal 'Greenspun' code to dedicated hardware. I hope to show the breadth of Lisp systems and the exciting new directions that I see.
Join us for a beer (bring your own - there's a fridge) and/or coffee and a chance to see some old and new lisp machines and lisp environments and to discuss what was, what is, and what could be!