Monday, October 19, 2009

Polyglot Programmers: Hello, and Beyond.

This might be of interest to developers in the Chicago area who are always
checking out new languages and technologies.

The Polyglot Programmers of Chicago are meeting this Thursday at 6PM
to see a talk by Clyde Forrester titled "Hello, and Beyond".

Abstract:

"When learning a new programming language or testing a new
environment, one commonly runs the "Hello" program, which simply puts
"Hello" on the screen. Some, like me, do not progress beyond that in
great leaps, but must define deliberate small steps to understand new
languages and additional functionality. To help with this, I am
gradually building a set of exercises and implementations in many
computer languages. I will present what I have so far, as well as the
significant problems I have encountered, and some lessons learned."

When: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:00-8:00
Where: Obtiva, 566 W. Adams St., Suite 400, Chicago, IL
Eating: Giordano's Pizza

Link: http://polyglotprogrammers.com/usa/illinois/chicago/200910.html

2 comments:

Tommaso Torti said...

hi, i'm reading your blog. i'm very interested about the meeting titled 'hello and beyond'.
can you provide some resources about that idea? thanks!

Annas "Andy" Maleh said...

Check these related resources out Tommaso:

Test-Driven Learning:
http://www.bobbynorton.com/?p=36

Ruby Koans:
http://github.com/edgecase/ruby_koans

Test-Driven Learning and Ruby Koans Blog Post:
http://www.adelphus.com/2009/4/21/koans-test-driven-learning

Enjoy.