What was the last paper within the realm of computing you read? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research publication with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Otherwise, just come, listen, learn, and discuss.
We'll be using papers-we-love's curated repository. Please contribute by adding PR's for papers, code, and/or links to other repositories.
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Location: ThoughtWorks Berlin - Zimmerstraße 23, Berlin, Germany
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Nikolas Martens will be presenting "A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages" by Alan Kay ( http://www.vpri.org/pdf/hc_pers_comp_for_children.pdf ).
From the abstract:
"This note speculates about the emergency of personal, portable information manipulators and their effects when used by both children and adults. Although it should be read as science fiction, current trends in miniaturization and price reduction almost guarantee that many of the notions discussed will actually happen in the near future."
Please join us on January 24th and find out if Kay was right!…
Vivek will be presenting On Designing and Deploying Internet-Scale Services by James Hamilton.
From the introduction:
"This paper summarizes a set of best practices for designing and developing operations-friendly services. Designing and deploying high-scale services is a rapidly evolving subject area and, consequently, any list of best practices will likely grow and morph over time. Our aim is to help others
1. deliver operations-friendly services quickly and
2. avoid the early morning phone calls and meet- ings with unhappy customers that non-opera-
tions-friendly services tend to yield."
The paper can be found here: https://mvdirona.com/jrh/talksAndPapers/JamesRH_Lisa.pdf
Please join us!…
Lusy will be presenting the paper Operationalizing Conflict and Cooperation between Automated Software Agents in Wikipedia: A Replication and Expansion of “Even Good Bots Fight".
You can find this paper here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Operationalizing-conflict-bots-wikipedia-cscw-preprint.pdf
The paper is a very nice example of thorough methodology and critical approach to data and documenting the whole research process.…
Knut will present the paper "On the criteria to be used in decomposing systems into modules" by David L Parnas, published in 1971.
A summary can be found here:
The paper can be found here: https://www.win.tue.nl/~wstomv/edu/2ip30/references/criteria_for_modularization.pdf…
This month Haskell will present "The Synthesis of Complex Audio Spectra by Means of Frequency Modulation" by J.M. Chowning. Originally published in 1973 by the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, this paper describes a method of sound synthesis referred to as FM synthesis that can be used to create interesting timbres of sound by modulating an audible carrier wave with another high frequency wave or a series of these waves. This is rather much of an oversimplification and there's a fair amount of jargon and abstraction that has grown up around these ideas.
FM Synthesis has been fairly popular lately amongst music instrument manufacturers and musicians, but it has a long history and was also the primary method of synthesizing sounds in many older computer games and a lot of specialized hardware used to exist for just this purpose.
Come join us to talk about this paper and FM synthesis- it's pretty rad. Food will be provided.
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Knut will be presenting the paper "Experiments on the mechanization of game-learning
Part I. Characterization of the model and its parameters" authored by Donald Michie and published in an 1963 issue of The Computer Journal.
View the abstract and download the full contents here: https://academic.oup.com/comjnl/article/6/3/232/360077
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Alex Denisov will be presenting "The Correctness-Security Gap in Compiler Optimization" by Vijay D’Silva, Mathias Payer, and Dawn Song.
Link to the paper: https://nebelwelt.net/publications/files/15LangSec.pdf
There will be food and drink at the meetup this time! Location, food and drink sponsored by METRO. Thanks METRO!…
For an introduction, Martin Kavalar will be discussing how dynamic mediums can improve scientific publishing in a talk titled "Papers We Will Love."
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please get in touch, because we'll have another meeting next month as well. Thanks!
Food sponsors also welcome. :)…
At this Papers We Love Berlin Meetup we will have Marijn Haverbeke (https://twitter.com/marijnjh) presenting the original Lisp paper "Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine" by John McCarthy.
Thanks to Soundcloud for hosting this event!
There are works that, rather than continuing in an existing research tradition, invent a whole new direction. John McCarthy's original paper on Lisp is definitely one such work. It obviously set the stage for the various Lisps and Lisp-inspired languages, but it also pioneered a number of concepts, ranging from garbage collection to the call stack, that are deeply ingrained in today's programming reality. This talk will…
For the very first Papers We Love Berlin Meetup, we will have Erik Michaels-Ober from SoundCloud presenting the paper Soft Typing by Robert Cartwright and Mike Fagan.
This is particularly interesting for Rubyists, because Ruby 3.0 might ship with such a type system.
This paper presents a soft type systems that retains the expressiveness of dynamic typing, but offers the early error detection and improved optimization capabilities of static typing. The key idea underlying soft typing is that a type checker need not reject programs containing "ill-typed" phrases. Instead, the type checker can insert explicit run-time checks, transforming "ill-typed" programs into type-correct ones.