Are you a Common Lisper, Schemer or Clojurian? Or did you ever want to
find out what these parentheses are all about? Then August 25/26 is
the weekend you should save: At this year’s
FrOSCon in St. Augustin, Germany we’ll have
quasiconf which is a conference for all members of the
Lisp family, those who want to join it and all other S-expression
enthusiasts. There will be no extra entrance fee other than the
regular FrOSCon ticket.
Call for Papers
So you know a thing or two about Lisp or any of its dialects? Why not give a talk or workshop on it? Submit your proposal until June 30, 2012 through the FrOSCon CfP system. Choose “Lisp” for “Track” and keep your abstract short and sweet. Your session may take 1 or 2 hours. We’re looking for speakers on any of the following (but not limited to these) topics:
Lisp in the Real World
Lispy languages are often regarded as academic and impractical for solving real world problems. Do you have a project which shows that this is not the case? How do you use Lisp to handle your daily chores? Do you have a business based on Lisp or on software written in Lisp? Talk about it!
quasiconf will be hosted as a subconference of FrOSCon which
attracts people of many different interests and non-Lisp backgrounds
it would be nice to have talks on why learning Lisp might be
worthwhile for them.
Did you create your own Lisp using Unicode parentheses or did you implement a Scheme in Minecraft? Show us what it’s good at and why we’d want to use it!
Consing a Community
Do you host a Lisp user group in your town? Do you provide support on mailing lists, IRC channels or wikis? Share your experience with us: Tell us what works and what doesn’t and how you starve the trolls.
If you use Lisp for composing music, crafting visualizations or making games then this is your opportunity to show it off. Lisp is not just about code as data, it’s also about programming as art!
For any further questions contact Moritz Heidkamp.