TITLE: StrangeLoop: This and That, Volume 1
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: September 23, 2013 4:22 PM
[My notes on StrangeLoop 2013:
Table of Contents]
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
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.
Interesting name, interesting sound.