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We Had Our First Meetup!

A former member

We've finally had our first meetup! The first one was the organizational meeting to nail down a schedule and to drum up interest in some topics we can talk about and present on. For those of you who didn't make it feel free to suggest presentations and topics.

Speaking of schedules it just so happened to work out that the meetup was held on the first Monday of the month, so the meetup will be held monthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm.

The other track of the meetup involves working through SICP (­) and doing the exercises in each chapter. Those wanting to discuss or need help with any of the material can come to the meetup at 6:30pm to collaborate with other users. Two problems per week seemed liked an easy start to the book. If this is too little or too much we will make adjustments.

SICP Problems: 1.1 - 1.8

The original SICP lecture videos are also available via OCW:­

Topics of Interest:

  • Zero To Common Lisp - How to setup a lisp project without blowing your brains out.
  • AI and Lisp
  • SLIME and Emacs Wizardry
  • Clojure Introduction
  • Common Lisp Web Development (focused on UCW and Huchentoot, possibly Toot and Whistle
  • LFE (or why is erlang in my lisp?)

If there are any other topics please let us know!

Brit B.
user 28820822
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 1

This is fantastic news! I was worried that I'd miss the first meeting while in NY and there wouldn't be another for some time.

I've recently adapted Xach's quickproject tool to create a skeleton project with tests and a script for autogenerated docs. see:­ Is that the sort of "Zero to Common Lisp" talk you had in mind? I also gave an intro to CL talk at my office recently but that could use some tweaking.

I did some weblocks hacking back in the day... see http://clockwork.redl...­ and the related 3-part blog article: http://redlinernotes....­ I'd be happy to talk about that or other things people are interested in. My most recent project is a Common Lisp command line music player called shuffletron. I've added scrobbling support and last night finished OGG and FLAC support.

There isn't an Atlanta lisp hangout on freenode is there? :) I'm in #paktahn most of the time if any of you feel like swinging by.
A former member
Post #: 3
Xach's quickproject is awesome. And those are certainly tools I'd want to discuss in the talk. A big point would probably be explaining away the complexities of asdf. ASDF is one of those tools that's simple once you use it, but not before that point. Managing your source registry.

Obviously another topic would be quicklisp. Maybe do some comparisons between other tools in other ecosystems (rubygems, bundler, virtualenv, pip). Anyone can put this presentation together. Any other suggestions would be great.
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