Photographs - City Code, October 9

Garrett Smith - Chicago, IL

Garrett Smith - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/125s

Garrett Smith put City Code together, spelling out a vague notion over a year earlier to me in Portland. On this day he acts as MC and will later speak himself. It was a brilliant success.


Corey Haines - Chicago, IL

Corey Haines - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/80s

Corey gives a live, Ruby implemented derivation of the lambda calculus. Here he sits for the entire talk, live-coding his way to combinators and computation thereby.


Michelle Brush - Chicago, IL

Michelle Brush - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/50s

Michelle gives a delightful tour of the classic datastructures of the 60s and 70s. Given the relatively young age of this field, that's much of the foundational material for graph exploration.


Irinia Guberman - Chicago, IL

Irinia Guberman - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/200s

Irinia gives a visual fairy tale on the search for a more perfect language, away from Java and toward Erlang. It's the journey here under examination. Favorite sly joke: "stay-at-work mother".


Sean Cribbs - Chicago, IL

Sean Cribbs - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/200s

Sean is natural Basho. His is a talk on research in industry, how one might find gems in available research for use in one's work. Of particular interest to me, the suggestion that industry and academia are not at loggerheads but merely that we speak different languages and have distinct motivations.


Melissa Pierce - Chicago, IL

Melissa Pierce - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/160s

If Grace Hopper is the original pirate hacker then Melissa is her first mate. Melissa is traveling the world interviewing those that knew Admiral Hopper, putting together a documentary on her. Melissa would often turn toward the projected image of Hopper when beginning a new story about her life.


Fred Hebert - Chicago, IL

Fred Hebert - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/80s

Fred gives a brilliant reading of "The Little Printf", a story-book exploration of modern software engineering and a search for motivation and meaning in a work that often brings out the worst in people.


Dr. Deborah Harris - Chicago, IL

Dr. Deborah Harris - Chicago, IL

50mm ƒ/1.4 1/80s

Dr. Harris' talk was a history of the search for the neutrinos, an epistolary of the men and women involved in the work. Sadly, my talk was right after Dr. Harris' and I caught most of it while waiting in the wings.