Emerging Languages Camp

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. Our goal is advancing 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.

We are holding the first-ever Emerging Languages Camp Wednesday, July 21st and Thursday, July 22nd in Room F150 at OSCON. This is a free event, but attendance is limited to 120 people. 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 10:40AM. You can track our progress at http://emerginglangs.com.

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 and hearing your suggestions for participants.

Who is speaking?

We are inviting the creators and maintainers of a number of relatively young programming languages to present at EL Camp. If there is anyone that you feel should speak, please let us know. Here is the current list:

  • Melvin Smith – COLA
  • BPhillip Mercurio – Thyrd
  • Luke Hoban – F#
  • Tav – PyPy
  • Rich Hickey – Clojure
  • Christopher Bertels – Fancy
  • Jonathan Edwards – Coherence/Subtext
  • Alex Eagle – Noop
  • Slava Pestov – Factor
  • Erik Meijer – C#
  • Wolfgang De Meuter – Ambienttalk
  • Steve Folta – Trylon
  • Dan Bornstein – Dalvik
  • Carson Gross – Gosu
  • Alexander Fritze – Stratified JavaScript

Who is coming?

We are inviting the creators and maintainers of a number of relatively young programming languages, for starters. If there is anyone that you feel should attend, please let us know.

  • Rob Pike and Robert Griesemer – Go
  • Steve Dekorte – Io
  • Charles Nutter – Duby
  • Matt MacLaurin – Kodu
  • Gilad Bracha – Newspeak
  • Jeremy Ashkenas – CoffeeScript
  • Adam Chlipala – Ur
  • Francisco Tolmasky – Objective-J
  • Jonathan Shapiro – BitC
  • Mark S Miller – E, Caja
  • Brian Rice – Slate
  • Walter Bright – D
  • Tom Van Cutsem – AmbientTalk

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