Registration for Emerging Languages Camp is now open to the general public. There are 80 free open seats in addition to the invited speakers and participants. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis, so please encourage colleagues who are interested in attending to register as soon as possible.
To register, go to the OSCON site. You’ll need to create an account if you don’t already have one. Under “Package”, select “Emerging Languages Camp ($0.00 — early registration price)”, and you’re all set.
If you’d like to register for Emerging Languages Camp in addition to another OSCON package, simply fill out the form again with your new package selection and a different email address (this a great use case for plus-addressing, if your email provider makes it available).
PLEASE NOTE: if you are an invited speaker or participant (that is, you got an email from the organizers telling you about the event), you do not need to register. We already have you taken care of. Registration is only for those who were not explicitly invited — although we’re no less thrilled to have you at the event!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email the organizers. Stay tuned for more updates!
We’ve had some requests that we investigate a different format for the event, one that allows for more in-depth presentations. Several attendees are interested in two days of nothing but talks, eschewing the freeform sessions. This would allow us to give more time to each presenter, at the expense of freeform talks organized “on the fly” about topics that might cut across languages and projects.
Please help us out with this decision by taking this quick poll:
Your responses will decide the format of Emerging Languages Camp. Thanks much!
Yesterday, we announced that Emerging Languages Camp will be completely free. Since we’re co-located with OSCON, a number of people have expressed interest in attending both events. OSCON, however, is not free.
Today, the nice folks at O’Reilly have come through for us with a discount code. If you’re attending Emerging Languages Camp, you can register for OSCON and provide the discount code os10el20 for 20% off the price of attendance!
We hope to see you at both events. It should be a great week.
First of all, the event now has a proper name. We’re Emerging Languages Camp, in keeping with similar O’Reilly events.
Secondly, we’ve worked it out so that the event is completely, entirely, 100% free. For the 120 folks attending, there’s absolutely no cost.
Finally, we’ve adjusted our planned schedule and format. The first day of the event (Wednesday, July 21st) will be nothing but presentations. Talks will be 15 or 30 minutes. This allows us to give maximum exposure to the widest variety of languages and projects. The second day of the event will be less structured, though we’ll help people organize into sessions on topics of interest.
We hope that this format will allow for the best balance of introducing attendees to exciting work from a cross-section of their peers while still kicking off deep and productive conversations.
Please email us or leave a comment if you have any questions. We’ll be posting information on registration shortly. Thanks for reading!
Since announcing our event, we’ve had great feedback and a lot of interest. People have been nice enough to get the word out to their colleagues, and folks we were hoping to hear from have come out of the woodwork to confirm their attendance.
It’s my pleasure to announce that we’ve updated our speaker list to include the following individuals:
Erik Meijer – C#
Rich Hickey – Clojure
Slava Pestov – Factor
Mark S Miller – E, Caja
Christopher Bertels – Fancy
Jonathan Edwards – Coherence/Subtext
Alex Eagle – Noop
Tav – PyPy
Brian Rice – Slate
The Emerging Languages Conference is quickly turning into a world-class event, one that’s going to bring together some of the biggest names in programming language design, research, and implementation. We couldn’t be happier with the response.
We’ll have updates soon about pricing for the event and access to OSCON, so check back soon!
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:
Gilad Bracha, co-author of the Java language specification, representing his Newspeak project
Matt MacLaurin, designer of the innovative Kodu visual programming language
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.