[BALUG-Talk] Linux Users' Group of Davis, Jan. 19th meeting: "Parrot" & 10th anniversary party

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Sat Jan 10 01:46:04 PST 2009

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding its next meeting on:

  January 19, 2009
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

The meeting will be held at our regular location:

  Davis Public Library
  Blanchard Meeting Room
  315 East 14th St.
  Davis, California 95616



  Presented by:
    Allison Randal, Chief Architect

    Parrot is a virtual machine like no other.  Targeting dynamic
    languages like PHP, Python, Ruby, and Perl, it incorporates an
    object-oriented assembly language, is register-based rather than
    stack-based, and employs continuations as the core means of flow
    control.  It hosts a powerful suite of compiler tools tailored to
    dynamic languages and a next generation regular expression
    engine.  This talk briefly explains the overall architecture of Parrot
    and teaches the skills needed to get started hacking in Parrot.

  About the Speaker:
    Allison Randal is chief architect and lead developer of the
    open source project Parrot, and chair of O'Reilly's
    Open Source Convention (OSCON).  In over 25 years as a programmer,
    she has developed everything from games to linguistic analysis tools,
    e-commerce websites, shipping fulfillment, compilers, and database
    replication systems, worked as a language designer, project manager,
    conference organizer, editor, and consultant, been president of an
    open source software foundation, written two books, and founded a
    tech publishing company.

10th Anniversary Celebration:
  This meeting marks LUGOD's 10th anniversary, and we will be
  celebrating with free pizza and cake, tons of give-aways, and
  numerous raffle prizes.

    Google Inc., O'Reilly Media, and numerous members and friends of LUGOD!

Visit  http://www.lugod.org/10/   and please spread the word about this event!

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About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  LUGOD holds regular meetings with guest speakers in Davis, California,
  as well as other events in Davis and the greater Sacramento region.
  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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