TITLE: StrangeLoop: This and That, Volume 1 AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: September 23, 2013 4:22 PM DESC: ----- BODY:

[My notes on StrangeLoop 2013: Table of Contents]

the Peabody Opera House's Broadway series poster
I'm working on a post about the compiler talks I attended, but in the meantime here are a few stray thoughts, mostly from Day 1. The Peabody Opera House really is a nice place to hold a conference of this size. If StrangeLoop were to get much larger, it might not fit. I really don't like the word "architected". The talks were scheduled pretty well. Only once in two days did I find myself really wanting to go to two talks at the same time. And only once did I hear myself thinking, "I don't want to hear any of these...". My only real regret from Day 1 was missing Scott Vokes's talk on data compression. I enjoyed the talk I went to well enough, but I think I would have enjoyed this one more. What a glorious time to be a programming language theory weenie. Industry practitioners are going to conferences and attending talks on dependent types, continuations, macros, immutable data structures, and functional reactive programming. Moon Hooch? Interesting name, interesting sound. -----