KYOSS Meeting on Sep 13rd

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Liang Yan

Sep 11, 2023, 11:04:47 AM9/11/23
Good morning, folks.

Our monthly meetup is on Wednesday this week, feel free to drop a topic you are interested in.

Current topic:
Empire Nvidia and its challengers: The alternatives for ML

If you haven't signed up on the Meetup link, please do so for our food preparation.

We are excited to meet you in person.


Hostile Fork

Sep 11, 2023, 9:00:11 PM9/11/23
to KYOSS general discussion list, Liang Yan
Hello KYOSS!

After a year hanging around all over Louisville, I'll be moving back to Florida at the end of September... :-(

Before I go, I'd like to use my last chance to present to the group some things about Rebol, which is an open source project I've been involved with for over a decade (!)

Rebol is an unusual Lisp/Forth-inspired language that originated from the 90's Commodore Amiga subculture.  It emerged around the same time as Tcl/Tk, and was applied toward similar problems.  But there's more to it than meets the eye!

Compared to a "popular" language, only a few people are involved.  But we have some videos up from a conference in 2019, so you can get a sense of some of the people who use it:

For my presentation, I want to give a little technical intro to the language, and what I think is notable about it.  But since this is specifically an open-source audience, I want to spend some time talking about the "people"-challenges that were involved.  There was a long battle to convince a proprietary tool to become open source, followed by disappointment at seeing it become the most fragmented project I've ever encountered!  I think I have some insights about what worked and what didn't, and what part of that is my fault.  :-)


William Lindley

Sep 17, 2023, 9:58:46 AM9/17/23
to KYOSS general discussion list, Hostile Fork, Liang Yan
Excellent presentation. 

Your closest FOSS group will be JaxLUG, in Jacksonville.  I attended for several years whilst I was there 2013-2016.  Good folks!
See you whenever you're back in town,

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