2012 Schedule Posted

A few weeks ago we finalized the speaker list for our 2012 event. Now you can view the hour-by-hour schedule as well.

As a reminder, we’re hosting Emerging Languages along with the Strange Loop conference this year. In the past, Strange Loop has sold out well before the actual conference date. You can register for just Emerging Languages or for the rest of the Strange Loop conference as well, but be sure to do so now, while tickets are still available!

We’re looking forward to seeing you in St Louis this September.

Call for Proposals is Open!

We’re actively seeking proposals for this year’s Emerging Languages event. If you’ve got a new programming language or language-related research you’d like to share, please consider submitting a proposal. We’ve already got several great language creators lined up to talk this September, so you’ll be in good company.

Emerging Languages joins up with Strange Loop for 2012

Next year will see the third Emerging Languages event. In our first year, we were able to share some space with O’Reilly’s OSCON. This year (2011), we were made an official OSCON track. While we greatly appreciate O’Reilly’s support over the past two years, feedback from the community has led us to believe that we’d have greater attendance and could reach more programming language enthusiasts if we joined forces with a different type of conference.

To that end, I’m happy to announce that Emerging Languages will be attached to the superb Strange Loop conference in 2012, located in St Louis, Missouri. Next year, Strange Loop will run from September 23rd through 25th. The Emerging Languages portion of the conference will be on the first day, Sunday the 23rd. We know that the high price of OSCON was an issue for many would-be attendees this year, so I’m happy to say that 2012′s event should be far more affordable.

Thanks are due to Strange Loop’s organizer, Alex Miller, for extending a welcome to us and creating a conference with a strong showing in the programming language space.

We’ve already got a great working list of possible speakers for next year’s event, but we’d greatly appreciate your suggestions. Please fill out this form if there’s a programming language or related topic you’d like to hear about.

We’ll post more announcements as we firm up plans and pricing for the event. Please follow us on Twitter for updates. Have a happy New Year, and we’ll see you in St Louis in 2012!

Emerging Languages 2011 is right around the corner!

It’s July, and that means we’re just several weeks away from OSCON and, of course, the now-official Emerging Languages track. Talks in our track will be taking place on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28.

This year, we’re aligning our schedule with the rest of the conference and doing forty-minute-long talks rather than the brief twenty-minute talks we did in 2010. We’re hoping that this gives speakers a chance to present their thoughts in greater detail. We want your feedback about this change in format, so let us know after the fact.

Registration for OSCON 2011 is still open, so if you haven’t registered, now’s the time! Hope to see you in Portland.

2011 Call for Participation is Open!

I’m thrilled to announce that O’Reilly has made Emerging Languages an official part of their annual OSCON event. We’ll be back in Portland, Oregon, USA in late July, 2011.

We’re once again looking forward to showcasing more exciting new programming languages, as well as the latest in language implementation research and techniques. We’re open to any and all proposals, from the academic to the industrial, hobbyests or seasoned language designers, high-level and conceptual or nitty-gritty and pragmatic. If it would be interesting to you, it’ll probably be interesting to us.

You can submit your proposals through the OSCON site. Please be sure to specify that your talk is for the Emerging Languages track. We’ll keep you posted as we firm up the event’s details.

Wednesday After-Hours Event at PIE PDX, 7 – 9pm

When the conference wraps up for the day on Wednesday, we’ll be heading over to PIE PDX, a coworking space and startup incubator in Portland’s lovely Pearl district.

PIE is located at 1227 NW Davis Street. (Much of Portland is laid out on a grid; that’s at the intersection of 12th & Davis.) Use Google Maps to get public transit directions. The MAX will have you there in a snap, and it’s completely free.

People will be gathering at PIE around 7pm. There will be beer. See you there!

Schedule Finalized

Ready to plan your time at Emerging Languages Camp? We’ve got finalized schedules (barring any last-minute mishaps) up on the OSCON site:

You can find the schedule on the above pages by scrolling waaaay over to the right, where it’s under the “F150 El Camp” column. Hover over the individual sessions for more information about the talk and speaker.

After much discussion, we decided on a simple format: everyone gets 20 minutes. This means we can get two talks in for every OSCON session, which makes it easy for people to attend both events. It also encourages terse, well-rehearsed talks that get right to the point. This way, we can maximize the exposure attendees get to a variety of new languages and projects over the event’s two days.