Re: [baclojure] Topics for meetups?

From: Alan S.
Sent on: Saturday, December 1, 2012 8:26 PM
I'd love to talk about either topic at either meetup.
The Racket project is quite small and it's a Racket AND Elm project btw.
I think the Elm creator Evan Czaplicki is in SF now and it would
be cool to get him to speak as well (I could be the opening act):

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Quoting Nick Allen <[address removed]>:

> Hello
>
> I'm the organizer of the bay area lisp & scheme users group: *
> http://www.meetup...­*
>
> We would also be pretty excited to hear about your Racket project. I think
> we'd be pretty interested in Clevolution, & code reviewing, too (the group
> is a pack of polyglots & people who are enthusiastic about anything super
> geek cool).
>
> Email me or send me a message to let me know if you would like to present
> on either at a balisp event, or if you guys would like to do a combined
> (balisp + baclojure) meetup  as a way to get more people to come to a code
> review event.
>
> Take care
>
> Nick
>
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM, Alan Shaw <[address removed]> wrote:
>
>> Hi Sean,
>> As we discussed at the Conj, I have two potential topics to run by the
>> group:
>>
>> 1. (Not Clojure) presenting a small project consisting of a Racket program
>> that uses the plot library to write out image files of a morph between
>> two algebraic curves in the plane (the 8-petal rose and the 3-2 Lissajous),
>> and a simple Elm program to display the morph as a Web-page movie using
>> functional reactive programming and Elm's functional graphics primitives.
>> Possible wanderings: criteria for correct, robust graph plotting; more on
>> FRP.
>>
>> 2. (Clojure) My Clevolution library for evolutionary art. It generates
>> random S-expressions containing image-processing primitives and then
>> evaluates
>> them to produce images and save them to files. The code is too procedural
>> and too slow and I could use some help with it. I could perhaps just
>> present
>> this and hope that others will be motivated to look at it or even fork it,
>> or I could take help on the spot.
>>
>> -A
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Quoting Sean A Corfield <[address removed]>:
>>
>>
>>
>> Since we're a very large group (at least on the mailing list) and we
>> have a very broad range of experience with Clojure from "just
>> interested"  to "hobbyist" to "programming Clojure every day for
>> production systems" and everything in between, I'd like to hear
>> suggestions of topics / activities for future meetups.
>>
>> At Clojure/conj last week, Alex Miller organized an Unconference
>> session for folks that run meetups to talk about the format of their
>> events, what works, what's difficult about running a group and so on.
>> One common theme was that there's really no common theme in terms of
>> formats! Some groups have lectures, some have hack sessions, some have
>> lightning talks, some have short talks and open discussion... It all
>> depends on what the group wants.
>>
>> We already have the monthly dojo (thank you Toby and ThoughtWorks) as
>> a hands-on event and we have two full meetups a month - San Francisco
>> and, now, San Mateo - so we have plenty of opportunities to cover
>> whatever topics you'd like to see in whatever format you'd like
>> (although hands on events get a bit unwieldy if the group is too
>> large!).
>>
>> I'd like to make sure we provide value and interest for folks at
>> different levels, from beginner to expert, so that everyone
>> potentially gets something useful out of at least one of our events
>> each month. To do that, I'd like to get some feedback from y'all...
>>
>> I'm going to put together a survey using Google Docs (assuming I can
>> figure out how!) asking about experience levels, platforms, editors
>> and suggestions for topics as well as suggestions for improving the
>> group so you get more out of it.
>>
>> In the meantime, if there's something specific you'd like to see
>> covered at our December 6th meetup - or you have something cool you'd
>> like to share - let me know, either directly or by replying to this
>> list to get a discussion started.
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