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NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 8 November 2005 Lisp NYC: Joel Spolsky on Lisp

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 8 November 2005 Lisp NYC: Joel Spolsky on Lisp
Date: 8 Nov 2005 03:14:02 -0500

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 From: Heow Eide-Goodman <>
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 Subject: [Lisp] Lisp meeting, November 8th 7:00 at Trinity

 Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 8th (read:
 TOMORROW!) from 7:00 to 9:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church. 

     Joel Spolsky of "Joel on Software" fame will be speaking on
     the next-generation of language design and why Lisp is
     Joel's area of expertise while working at Microsoft area was
     "programmability" where he replaced the Excel macro language
     (XLMs) with Excel Basic and provided an object-oriented
     interface to Excel.  Excel Basic thus became "Visual Basic
     for Applications" and it's OO interface became knows as OLE
     Automation, a.k.a. IDispatch.
     Joel has been writing about software development,
     management, and business the the CEO of Fog Creek Software
     and author of three books:
     *  User Interface Design for Programmers, Apress, 2001
     *  Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related
        Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers,
        Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good
        Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity,
        Apress, 2004
     *  The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel
        Spolsky, Apress, 2005
     (search on "Spolsky")

 Directions to Trinity: 

 Trinity Lutheran
   602 E. 9th St. & Ave B., on Thomkins Square Park

     * From the N,R,W (8th Street NYU Stop) and the 6 (Astor Place Stop):
       Walk East 4 blocks on St. Marks, cross Thomkins Square Park.
     * From the F&V (2nd Ave Stop): Walk E one or two blocks, turn north
       for 8 short blocks
     * From the L (1st Ave Stop): Walk E one block, turn south for 5
       short blocks
     * From bus lines: The M9 drops you off at the doorstep and the M15
       is near, just get off at St. Marks & 1st Ave.
     * To get there by car: Take the FDR (East River Drive) to Houston
       then go NW till you're at 9th & B.
       Week-night parking isn't bad at all, but if you're paranoid about
       your Caddy or in a hurry, there is a parking garage on 9th between
       1st and 3rd Ave. 

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