Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Welcome LiLA!

Hamburg, April 2006. A few guys, a bar, and liters of cheap
water. The right soil for male talk when no girls are
listening. Right, it's all about Common Lisp.

I was attending ECLM06 and with me more Austrians than
anticipated. After a quick hello, the idea was clear. We need to plan
planning a strategy for the subversive infection of our fellow
countrymen with the fruits of the theoretic work around the Lambda
Calculus: Lisp!

After the regular phase of idleness, and occassional real life
contact, I came up with the cute name LiLA, for Lisp Lovers
Austria. But the name was found to be revealing on our true nature,
and "Lovers" was substituted by the more neutral word "Lab" (thanks
for the suggestion Patrik!). <Add more idleness here>, and right
after that went online!

Our name, Lisp Lab, also fits neatly with a project we are associated
with: metalab. metalab is an open center in the heart of Vienna, providing us with space and infrastructure for our meeting and events.

Talking of events, there will be Common Lisp Introduction workshop in
metalab soon. I'm aiming to hold a two hour workshop consisting of 45
minutes talk, break and one hour hacking on your game-theorically
perfect tic-tac-toe implementation. For the latter, we can also go for
a more stupid computer player, otherwise playing and knowing the game
will end in a draw is no fun.

Watch this site for a date/place announcement of the CL intro.

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