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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 ==
 
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! 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])
 
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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]] || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Aug 1 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Aug 29 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
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| Sep 26 || TBD || TBD (will be recorded)
 
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Revision as of 08:41, 7 June 2021

Humorous promotional logo.

The APL Campfire is a recurring 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.

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)
Jul 4 Len Shustek TBD (will be recorded)
Aug 1 TBD TBD (will be recorded)
Aug 29 TBD 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.

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