Saturday, 19 November 2016, 2:30 p.m.
at The Computer History Museum, Boole Room
1401 North Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
)LOAD 1 CLEANSPACE
SAVED 1966-11-27 14.53.59 (GMT-8)
That timestamp from 50 years ago gives us a time to celebrate APL's birthday. Morten Kromberg and Gitte Christensen will be here sooner, but their visit will be a great occasion for those of us in the SF Bay area to celebrate.
Gitte Christensen, "50 Years of APL":
An introduction to the early years of APL: the different applications of APL are described in the context of changing conditions through the last 50 years. The evolution of APL is outlined and the current state established. In summary, this is a story of computing driven by end-users.
Morten Kromberg, "The second 50 years":
The first 50 years of APL (1966-2016) were a bumpy ride, the high point probably being the early 1980's with personal computing and hand-made corporate software on mainframes, and the low point the proliferation of C++ based GUI frameworks in the 1990's which made life all but impossible for domain experts trying to write applications.
At the start of the second 50 years, the bad news is that the rest of the world is starting to recognise and duplicate some of the key strengths of the language, so the competition getting stronger from dynamic languages like Python and Julia. The good news is that this recognition brings some respectability, and although other languages are adding array-oriented features pioneered by APL, there is still little competition in terms of notation, where the APL family remains unique as an executable but precise mathematical tool of thought.
In this talk, Morten will explore the opportunities that he sees for APL in its second half-century.
Gitte has a M.Sc in Biology with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen, but decided that APL programming was more likely to provide her with a regular income. Gitte joined I.P. Sharp Associates, where she met Morten, who had recently started working for IPSA straight out of High School.
When IPSA was acquired by Reuters, Gitte and Morten formed Insight Systems with a colleague, where they worked on porting APL systems between platforms, and also provided middleware solutions to several APL vendors. In 1994, Insight Systems merged with Adaytum Software, with Morten becoming the CTO and Gitte the manager of the development team and the Nordic sales team. Adaytum developed and marketed a highly successful Business Intelligence solution based on Dyalog APL, and was subsequently acquired by Cognos.
Since 2005 Gitte and Morten became CEO and CTO of Dyalog Ltd ( http://www.dyalog.com ), the fastest-growing vendor of APL interpreters. At the beginning of this year, Morten handed the CTO role over to Jay Foad and assumed the title of CXO of Dyalog, with overall responsibility for User Experience. Further information on recent presentations by Morten can be found at http://www.dyalog.com/blog/about-the-cxo/
More on the golden anniversary of APL is at http://www.dyalog.com/50-years-of-apl.htm .
The German GSE Working Group APL, APL Germany and IBM Germany announce a celebration of the 50th anniversary of APL:
50 years ago, exactly on Nov 27, 1966, the first APL workspace was saved in the first APL implementation at IBM. Therefore the German GSE Working Group APL, APL Germany and IBM Germany have joined to organise an APL Anniversary Meeting on Nov 27 to 29, 2016, at IBM Lab Boeblingen, Germany.
A new APL interpreter project, built by Rob Pike of Unix fame.
“a plaything, and a work in progress”
Dyalog invites users, partners and all other interested parties to our 2016 North American Dyalog User Meeting, to be held at the Crowne Plaza in Princeton, NJ on 18-19 April 2016.
The preliminary programme can be found at http://www.dyalog.com/north-american-user-meetings/2016.htm
Costs are $500 for both meeting days (or $250 for just one day) and overnight accommodation is available at $159+taxes per night. Further details of costs and what is included along with a registration form can be found on our website http://www.dyalog.com/north-american-user-meetings/2016.htm
Note: Dyalog16 will be taking place from 9-13 October in Glasgow – full details will be announced soon!
Dyalog has announced the dates and locations for its 2016 user meetings:
Beginning Monday 16:11. at 09:30
End Tue 17:11. at 16:00
We have still free slot's on the agenda. If someone has an idea for a talk or presentation he or she can feel free to contact me. We will accept of course also short presentations.
The meeting will be at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Altonaer Straße 25
- Monday Building 1 Romm 7.2.15 und Tuesday Building 1, Room 1.2.22
- local organisation Ms. Jana Großner, Tel: +49 361 6700514
Hotelrooms at Hotel Am Kaisersaal , old Town of Erfurt, Futterstraße 8, Telefon +49 361 65 8560
25 Rooms are reserved
- Prices: € 89,00 / Singleroom / Night
€ 109,00 / Doubleroom / Night
- Hotel Booking please until 1.11.2015 at the Hotel, keyword "APL"
Distance Hotel to University 1 km ca. 15 Min
Coffee and Lunchat the University available
Sunday evening get together , old Town of Erfurt, Restaurant Christoffel Michaelisstr. 41, http://www.wirtshaus-christoffel-erfurt.de/
Monday evening meeting , old Town of . Naumburgischer Keller, Michaelisstr. 49, http://www.haus-zum-naumburgischen-keller.de/
article from the q for Gods series. Unsurprisingly, the code is quite short…
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