[plt-scheme] International Summer School on Advances in Programming Languages (precedes ICFP'09)

From: Eric Tanter (etanter at dcc.uchile.cl)
Date: Wed May 13 11:03:29 EDT 2009

That is strange, because, from an academic point of view, I would  
assume that all (powerful) papers from PLT and other Scheme groups at  
top conferences (ICFP/POPL/ECOOP/DLS to name a few) serves very well  
the job of advertising.

-- Éric

On May 13, 2009, at 10:55 , Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:

> Grant, your pointers are all interesting, but your comments don't make
> sense in the context of academia, which is the relevant context here.
> Shriram
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu 
>> > wrote:
>>> What I find baffling is that [non-Schemers] routinely ignore the  
>>> Scheme world entirely.
>> How much resources does the Scheme world invest in marketing their
>> value to [non-Schemers]?
>> What you said sounds like something I would say, which is a red flag,
>> because what you describe sounds more like other people should
>> recognize the obvious value than being sold on it, and seemingly this
>> is not how the world works.
>> I recently read two developer-friendly pieces of material that  
>> touch on this:
>> http://www.wisdomandwonder.com/link/2077/succeeding-as-a-scientist
>> and
>> http://pragprog.com/titles/cfcar2/the-passionate-programmer
>> I preferred the former, it is a great presentation.
>> The latter focuses on having a successful career in programming, but
>> all of the ideas about selling your product are the same.
>> Tangent: DrScheme is a missed opportunity. It is such a great tool  
>> and
>> it is not sold at all.It ought to be; PLT has certainly invested
>> enough time and resources into making it awesome.
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