Past Meetup

Hy: A dialect of Lisp that's embedded in Python

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Center for Open Science

210 Ridge McIntire Road Suite 500 · Charlottesville, VA

How to find us

At COS, as usual. Park at the Omni Hotel Garage or nearby. Enter the Omni lobby, head toward "business center" in the back, make a right down the hall to COS office suite.

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This talk will provide a taste of hy, a pip-installable dialect of lisp that is embedded in Python and fully interoperable with Python code.

We will broaden the discussion to the Lisp programming language, why you would want to learn it and use it in a project, going beyond syntax to talk about benefits and design patterns. The goal of the talk is to show the paradigm of Lisp programming, with references for further reading/review.

The speaker, Ron DuPlain, is an engineer (and independent tech recruiter) based in Charlottesville, writing production code in a variety of languages, most often Python, Clojure, and Bash.

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This is a beginner-friendly, but also includes advanced topics.

Warning: You may find yourself wanting to use the Clojure programming language after this talk.