[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
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!
For more details on this meeting, visit:
For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
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/
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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