Computation Club - 10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice) - Christopher Strachey's "Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages"

June 4, 2019 — 6:30 - 8:30pm

1-11 Hawley Crescent
London, Greater London

mudge @mudge

Join us for our very first meeting reading through Michael Fogus’ “10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)”, starting with Christopher Strachey’s “Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages”.

Quite possibly the most influential set of lecture notes in the history of computer science. Left and Right-values, Parametric and Ad-hoc polymorphism were all defined in this paper. Much of the content may already occupy your mind, but the sheer weight of the heady topics assembled in one place is stunning to observe.

We’ll meet at FutureLearn’s office in Camden Town for 6:30 pm so please sign up and then inform reception that you’re here for Computation Club and someone will lead you to our regular meeting room on the ground floor.

We’ll be discussing the paper together section by section so please give it a go and we hope to see you there.


mudge @mudge
Chris Patuzzo @chrispatuzzo
Chris Zetter @czetter
Dmitry Kandalov @dmitrykandalov
Charlie Egan @charlieegan3
Mark Weston @MarkSimonWeston
Adz @ItizAdz
Onur Satici @onur_satici
Andrew @_ddrone_
Stefan Turalski @StefanTuralski
Leo Cassarani @cassarani