[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] About Lisp -or- Lambda, the Ultimate Lecture - DLSLUG Monthly Meeting - 2010-10-07

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Tue Sep 28 16:20:15 EDT 2010

              Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
              a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of DLSLUG will be held:

               Thursday, October 7th, 7-9PM
at:            Dartmouth College, Haldeman 041
              23 North Main Street, Hanover, NH

               All are welcome, free of charge.


5:30  Pre-meeting dinner at EBA's.  RSVP and bring cash.

7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  About Lisp -or- Lambda, the Ultimate Lecture
        presented by Yoni Rabkin

      Yoni will first introduce symbolic, conditional and meta
      expressions and their recursive definitions with the
      λ-notation. Then he will briefly describe how such
      expressions might be represented by a computer. He will
      introduce the Lisp REPL and use it to explore a number of
      basic Lisp paradigms such as closures, functional programming,
      and Lisp macros. Finally, we shall look at the past and
      present of Lisp as a language.         

      Yoni Rabkin studied computer science and math and after a
      stint testing medical lasers has been a working programmer
      for the past 6 years. Yoni has been volunteering at the Free
      Software Foundation's GPL Compliance Lab since 2006.         

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