This group was originally formed to make its way through the book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages," by Bruce Tate. The book is a quick deep-dive into seven very different languages: Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure and Haskell.

We found we enjoyed hearing about a new language every month, so much that we decided to continue the group after the end of the book. It seemed that there was a place for a group that gives programmer-level (but not too scary!) introductions to languages that members have always heard about but haven't ever delved into. Some languages are too obscure to have their own Meetup groups, but even for the ones that aren't, sometimes you want an overview of the key features of a language and what makes it special, which you might not always get at a Meetup devoted to that language, among people who are already familiar with it.

As of this writing, we've had talks on (in addition to the languages listed above) Python, OCaml, Go, JavaScript, Smalltalk, J, and Perl. If you've got a language you'd like to hear on intro on, join the group and make a suggestion!

We have an IRC channel on Freenode (#nlang). Come join and hang out if you want to connect.

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  • May 22 · 8:00 AM

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    3 New Language Learners

    Come out and join us for coffee and some early morning programming! Come in, get a drink, and meet us upstairs. Wifi and outlets available (a power extension helps.) We... Learn more
  • May 15 · 8:15 AM

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    2 New Language Learners

    Get up early and come join us for some code and breakfast Grab some eats downstairs and come up and join us. This way we get to the code that matters before the day... Learn more
  • May 5 · 7:00 PM

    [Original7] Prolog by Pierre de Lacaze

    48 New Language Learners | 5.00

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  • April 29 · 8:00 AM

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    6 New Language Learners

    Grab some Coffee from Upstairs & Join us at the big table downstairs for some early morning coding. All Languages / disciplines welcome.
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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