Second ZSLUG meeting. With emphasis on the S (in ZSLUG).
Date: Tuesday 5th of April, 2011
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Office of Teclo Networks AG, Alfred-Escher-Strasse 27, 8002 Zurich.
Map: Google Map
Directions: Train to Enge and then walk one block.
Speaker #1: Christophe Rhodes, ‘R: Data analysis and visualisation in an almost-Lisp’
Speaker #2: perhaps
We’re still not entirely sure if we should go with a second speaker for next meeting. Although haste is of the essence of course since next meeting is only five days away. The last time we had two full-blown talks and it really was a bit too much. People had to leave early, and the whole deal was perhaps a bit demanding on the good ole attention span. So either one speaker or we’ll edge a bit closer to lightning talks.
And there’s the threatening matter of the luminous light that is Christophe Rhodes gobbling up all and sunder. Which always carries with it the danger for any speaker to be sucked up and disappear into some unnamed void from which she might never return.
Amongst others Lisp compiler godfather and funny story-teller Rhodes has of late developed himself as the wizard of R. This funny language he gobbled up and let pass through his veins. He made it his own and then exerted his power to let it do as he pleased. Before long he had modled the essence of the universe, but then thew away the code in frustration as he grappled with the fact that he could only observe. His personal story of this (power) trip and much more, including perhaps the result of some SLIME hackery to make a SLIME – R hybrid-monster do stupid pet tricks and fetch his newspaper.
Come all and sundry. We’d be honored.
Cheers, the ZSLUG team.