Although an official site is forthcoming, I’ll also keep track of Chicago Lisp User Group meetings here. I write the announcements and recaps on this site anyway, so why not collect and link to them now? It’s a little history of the group, plus notification of the next upcoming meeting. Enjoy!
Here’s a feed announcing new meetings.
WHEN: Friday, June 20th at 7pm.
- Post-mortem on the Intro to Lisp Workshop
- Kurt S. – implementing interpreters
- Steve Githens – Scripting a Java SOA system using Kawa and Clojure
INTRO TO LISP WORKSHOP (held May 31, 2008)
(more info at the chicagolisp.org wiki page)
WHO: Programmers interested in learning more about Lisp. There were 41 total attendees – see more detailed statistics here.
HOW MUCH: The low, low price of 3ish 4.5 hours of attention span.
WHEN: Saturday, May 31st from 3pm-6pm7:30pm.
WHERE: Institute of Design, 350 N. LaSalle St, 2nd floor, Chicago. Map.
WHAT: A hands-on introduction the the Common Lisp programming language
PRESENTATIONS: (more updates, videos, and recaps as they are written)
- Setting up a Lisp Environment (John Quigley): A hands-on walkthrough of how to setup a Lisp environment, Emacs, and SLIME. These OS-specific setup documents had people up and running with only 3 problems out of 41 attendees:
- Lisp Basics and Idioms (Peter Christensen): Lisp history, basics, idioms, and the proper mindset to have when developing in Lisp.
- Macros (Craig Luddington): How Lisp lets you write code that writes code that writes code … and why you’d want to do that.
- Interactive demo (John Quigley): Live development on a chat server while people are chatting.
Book Raffle Winners
Congratulations to Luke Orland, Janet Kirsch, and (should have written down the third name) who won the following books in our registration raffle.
Special thanks to Kevin Taylor of Obtiva for sponsoring the food, drinks, gift DVDs, and the Practical Common Lisp prize book! Obtiva does on-site or outsourced development, and provides training in leading edge technologies.