[plt-scheme] 2009-02-23 Boston Lisp Meeting: Dimitris Vyzovitis on gerbils

From: Francois-Rene Rideau (fare at tunes.org)
Date: Wed Feb 11 12:24:29 EST 2009

Next Boston Lisp Meeting
Monday February 23th 2009 at 1800 at MIT 34-401B
Dimitris Vyzovitis
Programming gerbils: Distributed programming with PLT-Scheme


Dimitris Vyzovitis will give a talk about
Programming gerbils: Distributed programming with PLT-Scheme.

vyzo will talk about gerbil, a little language for distributed programming
using PLT-Scheme. Gerbil is a macro language that provides facilities for
actor-based distributed programs and transparent network simulation.

vyzo is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab who suffers from
a severe scheme addiction.

His website is at http://web.media.mit.edu/~vyzo/


The Lisp Meeting will take place on Monday February 23th 2009 at 1800 (6pm) at
MIT, Room 34-401B.

As the numbers indicate, this is in Building 34, on the 4th floor. This is the
usual location, on 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge.

MIT map: http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?selection=34

Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50+Vassar+St,+Cambridge,+MA+02139,+USA

Many thanks go to Alexey Radul for arranging for the room, and to MIT for
welcoming us.

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Dinner: ITA Software, a fine employer of Lisp hackers (disclaimer: I work
there), is kindly purchasing a buffet to accompany our monthly Boston Lisp
meeting. Anyone who attends is welcome to partake. We appreciate it if you let
us know you're coming, and what food taboos you have, so that we can order the
correct amount of food. Tell us by sending email to
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acknowledgement unless requested; importantly, we'll keep your identity and
address confidential and won't communicate any such information to anyone, not
even to our sponsors.

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The previous Boston Lisp Meeting on January 26th had over 30 participants.
David O'Toole gave a wide-ranging overview of the hacks he uses to write the
meanings of English words as programs, and how computers could learn such
programs through various interactions.

We're always looking for more speakers. The call for speakers and all the other
details are at http://fare.livejournal.com/120393.html

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