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lightning talks on parallel/distributed computing @ blackbox mansion, Atherton

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Dear Bay Area lisp hackers & functional programming geeks,

It's been too long.

Let's get down to business:

We're reviving the Bay Area lisp meetup group, starting Saturday January 28th at noon! ( has agreed to host a Bay Area lisp meetup in their startup mansion in Atherton. It should hold up to 60 people and has a pretty sweet setup.

We've got something different in mind for the format: lightning talks. Specifically: educational lightning talks. Meaning they will be designed to share practical or theoretical insights. No pimping of douchy startups. Absolutely no recruiting.

Just new ideas.

And cheap beer.

And good company.

The suggested topic is "parallel/distributed computing" (topic adherence will not be enforced). There will be lightning talks by:

Jay Reynolds Freeman Patrick Collison Matt Knox Ron Garret Ric Szopa Mike Bobak ...You? (email me ([masked]) to reserve a slot or sign-up when you get there) Attendance is free, but there is an optional donation of $10 to pay for drinks, server fees, and the cleaning bill.

Presenters will get a cool ( email address to do with as they please.

The venue is just 20 minutes walk from Atherton Caltrain station, but there also will be someone giving rides from Caltrain stop until 12:00 (call 850-BAL-ISP1 to reach them)

Hope to see you there!

Take care




New! balisp site: (

RSVP: venue:
venue address:,+Atherton,+CA,+94027&hl=en&sll=37.429546,-122.27106&sspn=1.480913,2.562561&vpsrc=0&hnear=19+Selby+Ln,+Atherton,+California+94027&t=h&z=16 (,+Atherton,+CA,+94027&hl=en&sll=37.429546,-122.27106&sspn=1.480913,2.562561&vpsrc=0&hnear=19+Selby+Ln,+Atherton,+California+94027&t=h&z=16)

technical stuff:

There is

a big screen TV with a Mini DisplayPort; and a Projector with a Mini DisplayPort,Mini-VGA port, & VGA port. If you are giving a presentation that requires visuals, it would be great if you use a laptop that supports Mini DisplayPort, put slides/PPT/Keynote/PDF on the internet, or email them to . Otherwise we we will do our best effort to support your non-conformant presentation format ;-)