Why a conference on emerging programming languages?
As new problems in computing arise, new languages are being created to help tackle those problems. We want to bring together programming language creators, researchers, and enthusiasts to share goals, experiences, and challenges. Our goal is advancing the state of the art in programming language design and implementation.
In 2010, Emerging Languages was held as an informal “camp”-style event, with space generously provided by O’Reilly during their annual OSCON conference for the open source community. The event was popular enough that O’Reilly agreed to make it a formal part of OSCON, and in 2011 it became its own track.
In 2012, Emerging Languages is joining up with the Strange Loop conference in St Louis. We hope to make this year’s event our best yet.