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Villa Guistiniani
Tuscany 2017
Too productive for your own good? 
The Iversonian array languages (APL, J, kdb+, q) are so productive we almost all work either alone or in very small teams. We rarely benefit from the professional cross-fertilisation that is routine in big-team languages. 

Iverson College is an environment for cross-fertilisation. Participants bring their current work on laptops, have student accommodation, share meals and work either in their rooms or in the common workroom. Expect lively conversation about what you and others are working on, some code golf, and impromptu talks. Unlike a conference, there is no schedule of events: we are the programme. 

Most participants have extensive experience programming in or implementing array languages, but we enjoy including enthusiastic novices and people who bring other perspectives. 
We were at at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In 2013 we were at St Edmund Hall in Oxford. In 2015 we were a small houseparty at Todmorden Hall in Gloucestershire, and in 2016 we were a dozen in a converted Tudor barn at Milden Hall in Suffolk, with three weekend guests. 

In 2017 we’ll be at a villa outside Lucca in Tuscany 19–25 May. Participation is by invitation only. If you would like an invitation, please write to Stephen Taylor ( with some notes on what you are working on. 

Recent announcements

  • Shopping in Lucca The streets of Lucca’s walled historic centre are packed with small, independent shops. Here are a couple of recommendations from Stephen & Miki to get you started.At Frateschi Sandra ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2017, 08:48 by Stephen Taylor
  • Pix 2016 Working in the Tudor barnDebugging q as Sir Thomas More would haveDinner in the Cart Lodge kitchenWork in the herb gardenMilden HallThe Tudor barnDawn ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2016, 14:39 by Stephen Taylor
  • Talks 2016 New talks page this year – please post notes of what you might be willing to talk about. 
    Posted 21 Aug 2016, 09:37 by Stephen Taylor
  • Sleepover 2016 Something new this year. On Sat 10 Sep we’ll have guests, mostly younger q programmers keen enough to schlepp out to Suffolk and sleep in a barn. They’ll ...
    Posted 21 Aug 2016, 09:34 by Stephen Taylor
  • Aula bar Since we were last here the College has opened a cafe. In a cellar. The entrance is beside Staircase S, in the small courtyard in which many of us were ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2014, 08:37 by Stephen Taylor
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