The Vancouver Lisp Aliens is a group is for current or future Lisp hackers. In this group we talk about Lisp in all its incarnations, but Common Lisp is elevated above others as the group's official language. Coders of all levels are welcome to join the group—in fact, even if you have only a passing interest in “programming with alien technology”, please don't be a stranger to the meets.

VLA exists so Lispers can code and learn in a social environment, bounce ideas off one another, and hopefully contribute together to the Common Lisp software ecosystem. If you are able to contribute to this group in any other ways, please let the organizer know! All members are strongly encouraged to boldly schedule meetups on their own.

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Recent Meetups

  • September 23, 2012 · 2:00 PM

    Lisp Meetup Rebooted

    2 Lisp Hackers

    It's been a while. I'd say it's about time this group got jump started back to life. I'm thinking an informal meetup back at my place. We can discuss projects we've been... Learn more
  • March 25, 2012 · 2:30 PM

    Serving Websites With Lisp - Talk First, Hack Second

    6 Lisp Hackers | 5.00 5.003

    Bring your laptops to this session, because it's going to be hands-on. I'll start with a brief "presentation" (maybe "huddle" is a better word) on Hunchentoot.... Learn more
  • March 4, 2012 · 12:15 PM

    Reading Group - Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

    2 Lisp Hackers

    I'm not feeling too energetic right now, so I'll keep this brief. This is a continuation of the previous SICP meetup. To pick up where we left off, let's discuss... Learn more
  • February 19, 2012 · 2:30 PM

    Reading Group

    3 Lisp Hackers | 5.00 5.003

    Hey guys, May I suggest something a little bit more formal? Maybe a SICP or ANSI Common Lisp reading group? Both those books are a tough slog to get through. [Here's a... Learn more
  • February 3, 2012 · 7:30 PM

    Walk and Talk?

    8 Lisp Hackers | 3.50 3.502

    It is technically correct to say the turnout at the previous meetup was "minimal". Not many groups with low turnouts can make such a claim, so I am seizing the... Learn more
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  • New Member
    Renee Klawitter Renee Klawitter joined
    January 18
    Renee Klawitter
    "Physicist from Germany that likes to hack lisp now and then ..."
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    Lindsay Andrea Lindsay Andrea joined
    October 11
    Lindsay Andrea
    "Talent Acquisition Specialist at D-Wave Systems"
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    Ado Ado­ joined
    September 24
    Ado
    "I'm a functional programmer."
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    Norman Jaffe Norman Jaffe joined
    August 17
    Norman Jaffe
    "I've been a systems programmer since '71 and was first introduced to Lisp in the '70s. I've been collecting Lisp 'memorabil­ia' ever since and have owned a number of Lisp machines over the years."
  • New Member
    Andy Van Andy Van joined
    May 16, 2013
    Andy Van
    "Unemployed"
  • New Member
    Ameen Ameen­ joined
    April 23, 2013
    Ameen
    "I'm very interested in AI and would love to see how lisp could help in that field :)"
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    Max Burke Max Burke joined
    March 25, 2013
    Max Burke
    "I'm a software development manager for a video game company."
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    March 18, 2013
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    Sam Roberts Sam Roberts joined
    January 23, 2013
    Sam Roberts
    "Learning clojure, like some more experienced lispers to bounce ideas off"
  • New Member
    Marc Kuo Marc Kuo joined
    January 2, 2013
    Marc Kuo
    "Founder of Routific, a Lisp-based Startup in Vancouver"
 

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