After wrestling with the Universal Machine implementation, we feel like we've done our part to help ancient civilizations achieve their dreams of an Internet. Unfortunately, all they did is pass around pictures of kittens and badly-written political diatribes about the other tribes.
So, for this meetup, we're going to take a n00b's view through the multi-paradigm language Oz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz_(programming_language) and http://mozart.github.io/). It's supposed to be a language that uses language constructs to build up the other paradigms that are typically assumed to be a core part of a language: message-passing, dataflow, objects, and so on. Oz and its Emacs-based development environment, Mozart, have binary distros for install, so if you bring a laptop, install the bits and play along as we fumble our way through an introduction to the language.