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Thomas Depierre with "Programming with Abstract Data Type" by Barbara Liskov

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uSwitch

The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row, London, SE1 2LH · London

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The uSwitch office are co-located with ZPG. Entering Copper Row internal square, you'll find the stairs of ZPG offices, where uSwitch is also located. Please see this map for more info: https://www.meetup.com/Papers-We-Love-London/photos/27853498/

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Details

Thomas Depierre (@DianaOlympos) will be presenting the paper "Programming with Abstract Data Types" by B. Liskov and S. Zilles 1974", available here for reading before the meetup:

http://web.cs.iastate.edu/~hridesh/teaching/362/07/01/papers/p50-liskov.pdf

Along the course of the past 50 years, programming centred mainly around abstraction, being for control flow, operations to execute or data objects and structure. In this foundational paper, B. Liskov and S. Zilles described a concept that is now so deeply embedded into our programming ecosystem that we forget why it was even invented. Come join us to explore what Abstract Data Types still have to teach us.

About Thomas:

Coming from a background of maths and EE, Thomas ended up as a Maker at Ascential because he wants to make systems works. Which should tells you how much he loves the mess the field of computing is in. He could dissert on Linear Algebra as much as on the state of magic in Science Fiction, but you would have to offer him a tea to get him that far. Or you can ask him about System Safety and Human Factors and lose a couple hours to a rant on how bad our software is. Up to you.