APL2010 Berlin, Rant on new features of J 7.01 beta, forecasting competition, video instruction, instruction examples to follow
Meeting Agenda for NYCJUG 20100907
1. APL2010 Berlin: rehearsal of Devon's talk on parallelism; see "SlidesOrder-minis.pdf". 2. A rant - see "Rant on Entering the Jungle from the Jardin.pdf" - and a demo - see "J Demo on J-Server.pdf". 3. Advanced topics: competitions - see "InformsDataMiningContest201010090928.pdf" and "Forecasting Tourism.pdf". 4. Learning, teaching and promoting J, et al.: see "An Example to Follow for Teaching J.pdf" and "Khan Academy.pdf"; also, see "APL in 2020.pdf" (discussion at the Berlin conference) and "Algorithms and Data Structures Mailing List.pdf".
APL2010 in Berlin
Here is a preview of the slides for my talk on implementing parallelism to use multiple cores in J: SlidesOrder-minis.pdf.
Some Thoughts About the J-Beta
Don Guinn rants about how overwhelming are all the new possibilities we're seeing with what's coming out of the J 7.01 beta release: Rant on Entering the Jungle from the Jardin.pdf. He feels like he's been lifted out of a beautiful garden and dropped into a jungle.
One of the exciting new features is how we can now access a J-Server through a browser. Here's a taste of some of the features made available to us by using the Google charting API from such a session.
Advanced Topics - Some Contests
Learning, teaching and promoting J
An Example to Follow for Teaching J.pdf: Some examples of well-done instruction offered over the web that we should copy and adapt for showcasing J.
Also, Khan Academy.pdf - a write-up on a popular web-based learning site with a math and science orientation.
What will APL be like in ten years? Here's a site devoted to this discussion which will also be the topic of a panel discussion at APL2010. Here's what has been raised so far as possible points for discussion: APL in 2020.pdf.
Algorithms and Data Structures Mailing List.pdf: some information about a group in which J should have a higher profile.