Erik Meijer: Rebel with a Cause
- Posted: Mar 04, 2010 at 12:13PM
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Over thousands of years, language has evolved in order to provide mankind a mechanism for making it easier to communicate with one another. Today, the world is filled with a wide variety of languages, some of which are radically different from one another, while others bear striking similarities. In addition to improving interpersonal communications, however, languages have evolved to facilitate the transfer of information, instructions, and intent between people and machines.
Understanding, designing, and evangelizing many of these languages, and democratizing the programming methodologies within them, is
Erik Meijer. Erik is a legendary figure in the programming language design community and one of Niner Nation's favorite personalities. Today, tune in and meet the man behind the code; some of Erik's fascinating personal and professional histories may well
surprise you. The great Robert Hess moderates this latest edition of
Behind the Code.
PS: Erik will be speaking at MIX10!