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ZSLUG-ng meeting #1

February 1, 2011

(reminder and update on ZSLUG-ng meeting #1 next week. New: Second speaker, the group has it’s own blog-space, and most importantly, an FPGA board raffle at the end!)

Title: Zurich Lisp & Stuff User Group (ZSLUG) rebirth!
Date: Monday February 7th, 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: Hans Hübner on Creating computers from (almost) scratch using FPGAs, VHDL and Forth.
Speaker #2: We were a tiny bit lazy/busy finding a second speaker, so Luke is gonna do a talk on using Lisp in processing millions of packets a second inside mobile operators networks.Then: Wander off for food drink and conversation somewhere nearby.

Updatey bits: Now find the dedicated ZSLUG blog at I (Ties) am playing with the idea of doing some writeups of the nights. I always enjoyed Bill Clementson’s post-meeting writeups. And perhaps even attempt to capture it on video, even though I know how painful that usually turns out to be.

As you can see above, Luke is gonna do a talk about his new telecom startup thing. Will he show how CL shreds in the mobile space, or will he shred CL? He’s a fickle (dynamic; I mean dynamic) chap, so you never know. Be the first to hear, right here in Zurich.

And! We’re gonna do an FPGA raffle, possibly with Hans’s rekonstrukt Forth borg-system already on it.

Original announcement text from Luke’s blog:
Interested in Lisp and Zurich? You’re in luck! The first meeting of the reborn Zurich Lisp & Stuff User Group (ZSLUG) is just for you. Luke Gorrie and Ties Stuij have taken it upon ourselves to revive this meeting as part of our broad new effort to put Zurich onto the Euro-Lisp map.

ZSLUG is above all else a Common Lisp meeting. We’re aiming for a 50/50 mixture of Common Lisp with other delicacies such as Smalltalk, Forth, Erlang, VHDL, R, Scheme, and anything else that’s likely to delight the Lisper palate.

We’re excited to already have confirmed prominent Common Lisp hacker Hans Hübner as speaker, and we expect to announce a second speaker before the meeting. Follow us on @zlisp if you want to keep up-to-the-minute!

Everybody is welcome at ZSLUG. The meeting will be very informal and you can be as social as you want to be. The default language is English and no registration is required, but a tweet to @zlisp to let us know you’re coming would be greatly appreciated!

Historical Note: ZSLUG is our rebirth of the Zurich Scheme & Lisp User Group created by Jose A. Ortega Ruiz who has since moved on from Zurich. We switched from Scheme to Stuff — sorry, we’re not Schemers!


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  1. Watt P. permalink


    Will you be willing to distribute Han’s slides and recording of the talk even if they are not posted? I have emailed Hans about FPGA work but I never got any reply. So it would be good if he can layout on how to work with rekonstrukt. Thanks.

    Watt P.

  2. Hi Watt, we just landed here and have a lack of equipment and contacts, but I’ll do my best to try and record Hans’ utterings.

  3. If you have difficulty finding, or want some clearer instructions as of how to find the building, call me on 07 sixhundredthirtytwo 00 sixhundredthirtytwo.

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