Emerging Languages Camp

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As new problems in computing arise, new languages are being created to help tackle those problems. We want to bring together programming language creators, researchers, and enthusiasts to share goals, experiences, and challenges.

To that end, we are holding the first-ever Emerging Languages Camp Wednesday, July 21st and Thursday, July 22nd in Room F150 at OSCON. Our goal is to advance the state of the art in programming language design and implementation. We’ll share best practices, disasters, and everything in between. Expect great networking and inspiration.

The first day will be a set of talks from the creators of the languages. The second day will be an unconference that will allow
attendees and language maintainers to have more in-depth conversations. We will start each morning after the OSCON keynotes at
10:40 a.m. You can learn more about who is participating and track our progress

Attendance is limited and has reached capacity. If you’re interesting in coming to the Emerging Languages Camp, please add your name to our waiting list (Note: this event is open to OSCON participants with a Sessions pass.)

How can I reach the organizers?

Alex Payne (Twitter, Programing Scala author) and Brady Forrest (O’Reilly/Ignite) are the co-organizers. Please contact us at emerginglangs@gmail.com. We look forward to answering any questions you may have.

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Alan Eliasen
07/23/2010 1:31pm PDT

Frink calculates that this event had the highest concentration of brilliant people per square furlong of any place on the planet at the time. Well worth it.

It would be great if this were an ongoing event, especially with some more in-depth workshops that went deeper into the features of some languages, and some discussions of common emerging themes in programming languages, like concurrency (both in multi-core processors and across networks,) doing good numerics, feature-of-the month, different programming paradigms and their strengths, genetic programming, stuff dear to my heart like interval arithmetic or tracking units, even about mundane anti-fun topics like licensing your language.

I think that the decision on the second day to fill in gaps in the schedule and have talks by people with very experimental languages like Wheeler, Circa, and Finch was fun and just made everyone happy. It was great to see this flexibility embraced by the organizers!

In summary, I loved it. Much better than “Cats.” I’m going to see it again and again.

Joshua Benuck
07/23/2010 8:43am PDT

Please bring this back next year!

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