[opensource] Re: Summer Lecture: Damian Conway has "Fun with Dead Languages"

Peter Dietz dietz.72 at osu.edu
Thu Jul 24 14:53:05 EDT 2008


UPDATE: The event will be held in HI 131 at 7pm. If you have any questions
for Damian, there may be time before the talk, as well as after. Coca-Cola
has drinks for us, and Damian will be signing books.

Damian Conway a world renowned Perl contributor, and overall technology guru
is being flown in from Australia (courtesy of Nationwide Insurance), and
will be performing a free lecture to the open source community.

The topic is titled, Fun with Dead Languages:
"Watch in mesmerized terror as Damian hacks code in five unrelated languages
(none of them Perl). Along the way, you'll also learn about modern
archaeological techniques, bidirectional cross- dressing, Ancient Greeks
hackers, improbable romances, the real Club Med, why programmers shouldn't
frequent casinos, the language of moisture vaporators, C++ mysticism,
conversational Latin, state machines on steroids, feeding the dog the
old-fashioned way, the shocking truth about anime, programming without
variables or subroutines, the Four Voids of the Apocalypse, Microsoft's new
advertising campaign, what the Romans used instead of braces, drunken
stonemasons, the ancient probabilistic wisdom of bodkins, how to kill a
language with a single byte, and the price of fish."
http://damian.conway.org/Seminars/DeadLanguages.html


WHEN: Evening of Tuesday July 29th. Tentatively 6pm-8pm but expect this to
change as more details emerge.
WHERE: The Ohio State University, Hitchcock HI 131 Lecture Hall
WHO: Damian Conway, a Perl contributor
TOPIC: Fun with Dead Languages

We're expecting a decently large crowd, so please come out as this is likely
going to be a pretty interesting talk, and since the hall is large enough,
tell a friend. Also, the talk relies heavily on visuals, so that should add
to the entertainment.

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Peter Dietz <dietz.72 at osu.edu> wrote:

> I hope everyone is having a great summer, and to make it better, we have
> the wonderful opportunity to host a guest lecturer. Thus begins the Open
> Source Summer Lecture Series
>
> Damian Conway a world renowned perl contributor, and overall technology
> guru is being flown in from Australia (courtesy of Nationwide Insurance),
> and will be performing a free lecture to the opensource community.
>
> The topic is titled, Fun with Dead Languages:
> "Watch in mesmerized terror as Damian hacks code in five unrelated
> languages (none of them Perl). Along the way, you'll also learn about modern
> archaeological techniques, bidirectional cross- dressing, Ancient Greeks
> hackers, improbable romances, the real Club Med, why programmers shouldn't
> frequent casinos, the language of moisture vaporators, C++ mysticism,
> conversational Latin, state machines on steroids, feeding the dog the
> old-fashioned way, the shocking truth about anime, programming without
> variables or subroutines, the Four Voids of the Apocalypse, Microsoft's new
> advertising campaign, what the Romans used instead of braces, drunken
> stonemasons, the ancient probabilistic wisdom of bodkins, how to kill a
> language with a single byte, and the price of fish."
> http://damian.conway.org/Seminars/DeadLanguages.html
>
>
> WHEN: Evening of Tuesday July 29th. Tentatively 6pm-8pm but expect this to
> change as more details emerge.
> WHERE: The Ohio State University, Independence Hall 0100 ( the big lecture
> hall)
> WHO: Damian Conway, a perl contributor
> TOPIC: Fun with Dead Languages
>
> We're expecting a decently large crowd, so please come out as this is
> likely going to be a pretty interesting talk, and since the hall is large
> enough, tell a friend. Also, the talk relies heavily on visuals, so that
> should add to the entertainment.
>
> Also, there's a chance of refreshments, and perhaps even book signings
> afterward.
>
> --
> ==
> Peter Dietz
>
> Computer & Information Science -- The Ohio State University




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==
Peter Dietz
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