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.
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.
|May 9||Harry Saal, Joel Wittenberg, Adám Brudzewsky||APL on mainframes, |
|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)|
- "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.