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GHC vs. GHC [Oct. 1st, 2010|12:32 am]
Lindsey Kuper
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It's really irritating that ICFP and the Haskell Symposium directly conflict with the Grace Hopper Celebration this year. Grace Hopper is much larger of an event -- about 2,000 people, compared to ICFP's 200 or so -- so the ICFP organizers probably should have been the ones to reschedule. In any case, though, the thought that the Grace Hopper community is invisible to my PL community is annoying, and the thought that my PL community is invisible to the Grace Hopper community makes me feel ill.

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[User Picture]From: mimeograph
2010-10-01 11:20 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're not here! Would have been great to see you.

There is a pretty intense job fair here... and its kinda weird to be with so many women :)

I have been SHOCKED by how many people don't know what free and open source software is. Not just that they don't know what Postgres is (which never really surprises me), but they srsly don't have any clue that Linux is different than windows in any way other than the weirder people tend to be into it as an obsessive hobby.

So glad there was an open source track this year.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-10-02 01:03 am (UTC)
I think that Portland is something of a utopian enclave of People Who Know What Copyleft Is. It's really cool that you're going out and spreading the word.
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