Findler to Deliver Invited Keynote Speech on Racket at Lambda Jam 2015

Lambda Jam 2015

Prof. Robby Findler will give a Keynote Speech, titled, "Racket: a programming-language programming language" at Lambda Jam 2015 to be held on July 15-16 at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Talk Abstract: Racket is the best programming language that embraces the premise that there is no best programming language. In other words, Racket is designed to support the creation of programming languages which can then be used to build programs. Using Racket, we have built program languages ranging from large, general-purpose languages matching particular programming paradigms to small, specialized programming languages designed for just a single file in some larger program.

In this talk, Prof. Findler will bring across how it feels to program in such a language, discuss some of the technical support Racket has to make such programming practical, and show how Racket’s standard libraries have embraced this perspective, enabling us to include lots of batteries.

Lambda Jam is a new conference for functional programmers looking to improve your skills in languages like Clojure, Scala, Erlang, Haskell, Racket, OCaml or F#. This is not your traditional conference of sitting and listening – a significant portion of each day will be devoted to hands-on practice or workshops. the conference aims to stretch your skills and teach you something new!