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22Sep/135

Liveblogging CUFP 2013

Posted by Anil Madhavapeddy

I'm here at the Commercial Users of Functional Programming workshop at ICFP 2013) with Heidi Howard, David Sheets and Leo White.

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Marius Eriksen and Michael Sperber are co-chairing this year. Functional programming is a hot topic these days, and this year's program reflects the maturing nature of the program. Record number of submissions, and we could easily have made this a multi-day program.  Videos will be available online after the event.

Keynote is from Dave Thomas on what we can learn from the "language wars of the past".  His talk will cover the business, social and technical ends of building Smalltalk and his "objaholic" experiences with pushing language technology into businesses, where they never had any intention of changing in this regard.  This worked over the years because it made a material difference to these businesses.  Dave still uses the K programming a lot at work.

9Oct/120

Blogging OSDI 2012 — Day 1

Posted by Malte Schwarzkopf

For the next couple of days, I am attending OSDI in Hollywood. However, due to various scheduling constraints on both sides of the Atlantic, I only arrived there at lunch time on Monday, and missed the first session. Fortunately, in addition to my  delay-tolerant "live blog" from the plane, where I read the first session's papers, Derek Murray was kind enough to take some notes on the actual talks. Normal live-blogging service of the talks will be provided for the other days! :)

15Jul/122

Raspberry Jam – Bastille Day

Posted by Jon Crowcroft

The glorious quatorze juillet in the Computer lab, we had >250 people in attendance at the Raspberry Jam, and TeachMeet, to bring toegether raspberry owners, wannabes, hackers and observers, and then to discuss specifics (e.g. lesson plans) for using Rasberry Pis and related tech for teaching the Computing at School curriculum.

 

For me, highlights included

1. Demo of RiscOS on Pi

2. School governer showing how to democratize ICT/CS in the school by embedding it in everything (using free and/or opensource s/w only, and no geek/operator/ICT technicians at all)

 

3. A teaching who created over a dozen Digital Leaders to teach computing out of her own 12 year old pupils - these kids to stand up classes and tutorials for parents - just awesome.

 

4. two talks on literally hundreds of projects out there to carry out in D&T or other non-directly CS classes

 

5. How to teach healthcare through computers

6. Plenty of hints on first steps in programming

7. Finally Pi foundation folks showed up with 200 devices for people at the event. Also announced various new things (e.g. camera board should be ready Real Soon Now)...

 

A lot of fun, I thought. Judge for yourself from the video:

part 1
and
part 2

 

One of Leon's vid of the Zoo talk - excelent!

26Apr/121

NSDI 2012 Day 3

Posted by Jon Crowcroft

10 New Architectures and Platformsjail break

 

 

 

13Apr/120

Liveblog: EuroSys 2012 — Day 3

Posted by Malte Schwarzkopf

EuroSys 2012Various people from Cambridge are currently in Bern für EuroSys 2012, and will be reporting live from the conference here, as well as summarizing the trends and highlights afterwards.

The final day of the conference starts with a keynote from Steve Furber, followed by two more sessions. Click the link to read the details!