Next year will see the third Emerging Languages event. In our first year, we were able to share some space with O’Reilly’s OSCON. This year (2011), we were made an official OSCON track. While we greatly appreciate O’Reilly’s support over the past two years, feedback from the community has led us to believe that we’d have greater attendance and could reach more programming language enthusiasts if we joined forces with a different type of conference.
To that end, I’m happy to announce that Emerging Languages will be attached to the superb Strange Loop conference in 2012, located in St Louis, Missouri. Next year, Strange Loop will run from September 23rd through 25th. The Emerging Languages portion of the conference will be on the first day, Sunday the 23rd. We know that the high price of OSCON was an issue for many would-be attendees this year, so I’m happy to say that 2012′s event should be far more affordable.
Thanks are due to Strange Loop’s organizer, Alex Miller, for extending a welcome to us and creating a conference with a strong showing in the programming language space.
We’ve already got a great working list of possible speakers for next year’s event, but we’d greatly appreciate your suggestions. Please fill out this form if there’s a programming language or related topic you’d like to hear about.
We’ll post more announcements as we firm up plans and pricing for the event. Please follow us on Twitter for updates. Have a happy New Year, and we’ll see you in St Louis in 2012!