Our Coming Presentation
Are Modern Programming Languages
Easier to Learn?
Ray Toal, Professor of Computer Science
Loyola Marymount University
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 PM
8065 Emerson Ave.
Ray Toal has taught at LMU since 1986 and is currently serving as director of the Computer Science program. His current research interests are in programming language design, compilers, APIs, and software engineering. The numerous recent campaigns to get more people to write code have been motivated by many factors, including the idea that computational thinking can benefit everyone regardless of career. But programming is a skill that requires effortful study, so Ray’s talk will look at what “learnable programming” is, and discuss how several modern programming languages are–or are not–helpful in making programming easier to learn, more fun, and more useful.
Between 6:00 – 6:50 PM we have a Computer Forum, an informal Q&A where members and visitors share with and help one another.
September 9, 2014 – Program to be announced
Some attendees get together at Dinah’s Diner 6521 S. Sepulveda, Los Angeles 90045. Check for announcement.
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