As new problems in computing arise, new languages are being created to help tackle those problems. We’re proud to announce an event that brings together programming language creators, implementors, researchers, and enthusiasts to share their creations, experiences, and challenges. Our goal for the event is nothing less than advancing the state of the art in programming language design and implementation.
We’ll be hosting the first ever Emerging Languages Conference during OSCON, July 21 – 22 in Portland, Oregon (USA). The format is simple and flexible: presentations from language creators before lunch, and freeform sessions in the afternoon. Want to talk to your peers about the latest in JIT compilation techniques, type systems, source-to-source translation, or syntactic theory? Just propose a session and get your geek on with like-minded language gurus.
Though we’re still in the planning stages, we’ve already got some great participants lined up, including:
- Rob Pike and Robert Griesemer from Google’s Go Programming Language team
- Charles Nutter from JRuby and his own Duby language
- Steve Dekorte of Io fame
- Gilad Bracha, co-author of the Java language specification, representing his Newspeak project
- Matt MacLaurin, designer of the innovative Kodu visual programming language
- …and more!
That’s just a sample of the great folks who are participating in the first Emerging Languages Conference. Our initial list of confirmed speakers is up, and we’ll be adding to it as we confirm others. If you want to see even more smart folks, help us get the word out and reach other language geeks.
We’ll have more information about the event soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about the event, join our Google Group for discussion, and follow @emerginglangs on Twitter for short updates. Please help us spread the word about the event. The more people we reach, the better the discussion will be.
See you in Portland this July!