We meet once a month to drink beer & share lessons learned on various topics including computer science, design, HCI, complex systems development, programming languages, compiler optimization, cryptography, computer music, AI... and whatever else the group finds interesting.

The common thread is that most of the presenters & audience know at least one dialect of lisp (eg Common Lisp, Scheme, Clojure, Emacs Lisp, etc). But it is definitely a polyglot (not just lisp-related) group & presentations on non lisp-related subjects are encouraged

The format is usually "educational lightning talks" (background + 5 minute presentation + 5 minutes for QA), with all attendees invited to present if they feel like it. Followed by free beer.

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    Benjamin Summers Benjamin Summers joined
    2 days ago
    Benjamin Summers
    "I'm a software engineer that loves functional programming in general, and Lisp in particular."
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    Adrian Schaedle Adrian Schaedle joined
    April 10
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    Dean Kao Dean Kao joined
    April 9
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    Kevin Kevin­ joined
    April 4
    "SICP journeyman. Berkeley CS student. Return value of method introduce."
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    Zee Spencer Zee Spencer joined
    April 1
    Zee Spencer
    "I am zee. I write code."
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    Arunabha Ghosh Arunabha Ghosh joined
    March 25
  • New Member
    Anthony Anthony­ joined
    March 21
    "I'm interested in first class control, actors everywhere, dependent types, efficient approximate solutions to NP-hard problems, a few other things, and applied synergies among all these things."
  • New Member
    Ishan Chhabra Ishan Chhabra joined
    March 17
    Ishan Chhabra
    "Systems hacker @ Rocketfuel Inc."
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    Jingjing Duan Jingjing Duan joined
    March 7
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    Abhay Bothra Abhay Bothra joined
    March 4
    Abhay Bothra
    "learned Scheme in college"
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Founded Mar 1, 2009

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