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A Web Tech Meetup for Brighton & Hove

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Semprola, a semiotic programming language

Presented by Oli Sharpe.   Sponsored by Creative Technologies.

@ The Skiff Ironworks, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD Map of The Skiff
Semiotic architecture

Most programming languages are built on ideas that were developed in the 1950s and 1960s and yet a lot about how we use computers has changed since then. Brighton local Oli Sharpe has been researching ideas about how one would build a contemporary programming language given how we use computers today.

Semprola is the programming language he is developing as a result of this research. The Async talk will first give a brief overview of the thinking behind the ideas of Semprola, a language in which you work with semiotic signs in contexts rather than symbols in text files. Then there will be a brief demo of where Semprola is at today, followed by a short explanation of the way that Javascript is being used to create the (rudimentary!) integrated Semprola IDE.

This won't be a deep dive into the compiler (or VM!) but the audience will be assumed to have basic understanding of programming.

This meetup will be sponsored by Creative Technologies, so beers and pizzas for all! If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch at hello AT asyncjs DOT com.

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Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.