[racket] Thank You RacketCon 2012

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Oct 15 13:50:25 EDT 2012

Thanks for the feedback. We will sent out a brief survey to 
people who signed up. The goal is to make RacketCon a good 
place for Racketeers to plot the futures of all languages. 

-- Matthias

On Oct 15, 2012, at 1:10 PM, Greg Hendershott wrote:

> I'd also like to thank everyone who helped organize and present it.
> It was a really great experience. To touch on just a few of the things
> I learned (with apologies to anyone or anything I'm forgetting right
> now):
> - Sam has achieved the platonic ideal of typed/racket error messages;
> it is simply not possible to improve them.
> - Eli can show me how to organize something using macros and at-exps
> three different ways simultaneously. (It would be ten ways if he
> weren't slowing down for my sake).
> - Matthew can write sophisticated programs on the fly -- not merely in
> Racket, but directly in JIT bytecode.
> - Joe showed it's possible to do "crowdsourcecoding" on a scale I
> hadn't imagined possible.
> - If Danny Yoo gets any more prolific, his LOC will exceed the number
> of atoms in our solar system.
> - Although I already knew that every problem can be solved by a layer
> of indirection, Ryan showed it can also be solved by another layer of
> ellipses.
> p.s. I also learned that my usual mid-afternoon brainpower plunge
> isn't offset by a hackathon environment; in fact the opposite. I bit
> off more than I could finish yesterday. Although that's a hackathon
> fail for me, I'm looking forward to getting the Google API Discovery
> stuff from https://github.com/greghendershott/gapi to a useful PLaneT
> form within the next couple days. Thanks again to Eli for all of his
> help showing me a better approach.
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