NOTE: THIS MEETUP IS AT THE 500 STARTUPS OFFICE IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, NOT BLACKBOX MANSION IN ATHERTON
Hello Lady & Gentleman Hackers!
It's almost the last Saturday of the month, which of course means time for another lisp meetup!
The format will be the new usual "Educational Lightning Talks" (5 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for QA), with everyone invited to present if they feel like it (until we run out of time). Then beer.
The "suggested" topic for this months event will be Emergent Design:
(You know, when you start working on something and then figure out what you are actually working on later...) As newly usual, topic adherence will not be enforced.
This month's lighting talks will include:
- Dan Oblinger -- IBM's Jeopardy Playing Computer, DARPA's Machine Reading Program, and the use of convergent knowledge in Natural Language Processing.
- Richard Billington -- Learning, Math Modeling, and Why Lisp
- Ric Szopa -- Consistent Hashing
- Ethan Herdrick -- Doing a startup powered by Scheme
- Anne Ogborn -- An Installer in Prolog
Email me if you'd like to reserve a presentation slot so I can put you on the schedule.
This event is at the normal time (2pm, last Saturday of the month), but at a new venue: the 500 Startups office in Mountain View. 500 Startups is easy to find (12th floor of the tallest building on Castro Street) and way more very convenient than some of our previous venues (it's close to both free parking and the Mountain View Caltrain Station).
See you there!
It would be really helpful if a couple people can come a bit early and volunteer to help share shifts letting people in at the front door and pointing them to the elevator up to the 12th floor office.