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The '''APL Campfire''' is a recurring [[wikipedia:Zoom (software)|Zoom]] meeting hosted by [[Adám Brudzewsky]] every fourth Sunday at 18:00 UTC, since 9 May, 2021, with each session lasting about an hour. The event focuses on the history of APL programming, inviting participants to tell stories of their experiences, and is recorded for future reference.
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The '''APL Campfire''' is a recurring meeting hosted by [[Adám Brudzewsky]] every fourth Sunday at 18:00 UTC, since 9 May, 2021, with each session lasting about an hour. The event focuses on the history of APL programming, inviting participants to tell stories of their experiences, and is recorded for future reference.
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APL Campfires are held using [[wikipedia:Zoom (software)|Zoom]]:
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* '''Meeting ID:''' [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83123786010 831 2378 6010]
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* '''Passcode:''' The result of [https://tryapl.org/?clear&q=%C3%97%2F1966%2011%2027&run <source lang=apl inline>×/1966 11 27</source> evaluated as APL]
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
The series started after Joel Wittenberg contacted [[Dyalog Ltd.]], wanting to reconnect with the APL community. He started the [[APL Dinosaurs]] Facebook group, and suggested a live meeting. Via Zoom, he met with his friend Harry Saal and Dyalog employee Adám Brudzewsky for an hour on May 9, 2021. The meeting was deemed so enjoyable, that the group decided to make it a scheduled recurring event.
 
The series started after Joel Wittenberg contacted [[Dyalog Ltd.]], wanting to reconnect with the APL community. He started the [[APL Dinosaurs]] Facebook group, and suggested a live meeting. Via Zoom, he met with his friend Harry Saal and Dyalog employee Adám Brudzewsky for an hour on May 9, 2021. The meeting was deemed so enjoyable, that the group decided to make it a scheduled recurring event.
  
== Sessions ==
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== 2021 ==
 
{| class=wikitable
 
{| class=wikitable
 
! Date !! Speakers !! Subjects discussed
 
! Date !! Speakers !! Subjects discussed
 
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| May 9, 2021 || Harry Saal, Joel Wittenberg, Adám Brudzewsky || APL on mainframes, <source lang=apl inline>⎕FMT</source>'s  <source lang=apl inline>G</source>,<ref>"Joel Wittenberg made critical assessments of that design and suggested important  
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| May 9 || Harry Saal, Joel Wittenberg, Adám Brudzewsky || APL on mainframes, <source lang=apl inline>⎕FMT</source>'s  <source lang=apl inline>G</source>,<ref>"Joel Wittenberg made critical assessments of that design and suggested important  
 
elaborations which were incorporated in later designs." [[Adin Falkoff]]: ''[https://doi.org/10.1145/800142.805342 A pictorial format function for patterning decorated numeric displays]''. [[APL81]].</ref> and more (was not recorded)
 
elaborations which were incorporated in later designs." [[Adin Falkoff]]: ''[https://doi.org/10.1145/800142.805342 A pictorial format function for patterning decorated numeric displays]''. [[APL81]].</ref> and more (was not recorded)
 
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| Jun 6, 2021 || Joel Wittenberg, Ron Murray || [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlUa1vz2OSM Murray's history with APL, including at Microsoft, Wittenberg's exposure to APL before it was even called that]
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| Jun 6 || Joel Wittenberg, Ron Murray || Murray's history with APL, including [[APL/700]] and the [[APL Machine]], and at Microsoft. Wittenberg's early exposure to [[Iverson Notation]] and [[PAT]]. ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlUa1vz2OSM recording: 1:03])
 
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| Jul 4, 2021 || [[wikipedia:Len Shustek|Len Shustek]] || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Jul 4 || [[wikipedia:Len Shustek|Len Shustek]], Joey Tuttle, Joel Wittenberg || Shustek at [[IBM]], Standord, SLAC, making APL\360 a multi-user system, running it under other OSs, [[wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/360_and_successors#MFT|MFT]] & (Experimental) [[wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/360_and_successors#MVT|MVT]], the [[wikipedia:Computer History Museum|Computer History Museum]], [[APL.SV]], [[Phil S. Abrams]] ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1MqfzilWX0 recording: 1:06])
 
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| Aug 1, 2021 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Aug 1 || [[Gitte Christensen]], Joey Tuttle, Joel Wittenberg || Working at [[IPSA]], [[Ian Sharp]], [[666 BOX]] (early email), MagicStore, meeting people online (including [[Morten Kromberg]]), Christensen's first APL application, [[APL conference]]s, the [[boxed]]/[[nested]] split, [[Ken Iverson]]'s [[Rationalized APL]] and [[J]], the [[Rank operator]], [[IBM]]/Insight Systems/Adaytum/Cognos/Dyadic Systems/[[Dyalog Ltd.]], [[Alex Morrow]] ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAu03M5fLck recording: 1:06])
 
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| Aug 29, 2021 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Aug 29 || [[Ray Polivka]]<ref>1990 [[Iverson Award]] winner and co-author of three authoritative APL textbooks.</ref> || TBD (will be recorded)
 
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| Sep 26, 2021 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Sep 26 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
 
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== External links ==
 
* [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83123786010 Zoom meeting] (831 2378 6010) ― passcode is the result of [https://tryapl.org/?clear&q=%C3%97%2F1966%2011%2027&run <source lang=apl inline>×/1966 11 27</source> evaluated as APL]
 
 
{{APL community}}[[Category:Online resources]]
 
{{APL community}}[[Category:Online resources]]

Latest revision as of 19:28, 1 August 2021

Humorous promotional logo.

The APL Campfire is a recurring meeting hosted by Adám Brudzewsky every fourth Sunday at 18:00 UTC, since 9 May, 2021, with each session lasting about an hour. The event focuses on the history of APL programming, inviting participants to tell stories of their experiences, and is recorded for future reference.

APL Campfires are held using Zoom:

History

The series started after Joel Wittenberg contacted Dyalog Ltd., wanting to reconnect with the APL community. He started the APL Dinosaurs Facebook group, and suggested a live meeting. Via Zoom, he met with his friend Harry Saal and Dyalog employee Adám Brudzewsky for an hour on May 9, 2021. The meeting was deemed so enjoyable, that the group decided to make it a scheduled recurring event.

2021

Date Speakers Subjects discussed
May 9 Harry Saal, Joel Wittenberg, Adám Brudzewsky APL on mainframes, ⎕FMT's G,[1] and more (was not recorded)
Jun 6 Joel Wittenberg, Ron Murray Murray's history with APL, including APL/700 and the APL Machine, and at Microsoft. Wittenberg's early exposure to Iverson Notation and PAT. (recording: 1:03)
Jul 4 Len Shustek, Joey Tuttle, Joel Wittenberg Shustek at IBM, Standord, SLAC, making APL\360 a multi-user system, running it under other OSs, MFT & (Experimental) MVT, the Computer History Museum, APL.SV, Phil S. Abrams (recording: 1:06)
Aug 1 Gitte Christensen, Joey Tuttle, Joel Wittenberg Working at IPSA, Ian Sharp, 666 BOX (early email), MagicStore, meeting people online (including Morten Kromberg), Christensen's first APL application, APL conferences, the boxed/nested split, Ken Iverson's Rationalized APL and J, the Rank operator, IBM/Insight Systems/Adaytum/Cognos/Dyadic Systems/Dyalog Ltd., Alex Morrow (recording: 1:06)
Aug 29 Ray Polivka[2] TBD (will be recorded)
Sep 26 TBD TBD (will be recorded)

Notes

  1. "Joel Wittenberg made critical assessments of that design and suggested important elaborations which were incorporated in later designs." Adin Falkoff: A pictorial format function for patterning decorated numeric displays. APL81.
  2. 1990 Iverson Award winner and co-author of three authoritative APL textbooks.


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