November 8th & 9th, 2024
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2019: A Lisp Odyssey

SeaGL 2019

Yep, that language you forgot about after Comp Sci 101 is still alive and kicking! We’ll explore the present and future of this ancient language, with a focus on Common Lisp:

  • The general state of the Common Lisp language and development tools today, including some of the crazy things you can do with Emacs!
  • StumpWM and the Next browser, examples of useful Common Lisp applications for the Linux desktop.
  • Tools like parenscript which are putting Lisp on the client-side of the web.

By the end of this presentation, you should be inspired to go home, install Emacs, and start (meta-)*programming!

NOTE: I didn’t realize quite how short this presentation had to be, so be ready for some sort of Lisp-related presentation that won’t closely follow the bullet points above!


Mark Polyakov

Mark Polyakov

I’m a Linux enthusiast and freshman at the University of Washington.