First, a special announcement: the J folks are planning a conference RIGHT HERE in Toronto July 23rd &24th 2012. Come one! Come all!
The J-community has really stepped up to the plate in terms of financial and in-kind labour for this documentary project. Let’s face it folks, unless you’re Fred Brooks, Arthur Whitney or Eric Iverson, or a dozen or so other stars, wanting to be in the documentary doesn’t do much for me.
I expect you noticed I was in Chapel Hill last month. Luckily, Roger Hui alerted me to the fact that The University of North Carolina has a programming gem in their freshman class who, at all of 18, has already made a splash in the J programming forums. Welcome Marshall Lochbaum, and his former high school math teacher Henry Rich (pictured above).
And of course, less obvious was my visit to NYC to see for myself what amazing work is going on at Kx. If you haven’t watched the video of our Simon Garland in action (with moderator Tom Groenfeldt) you’re missing the cutting edge.
OK! Off I go… Exam prep is really not that bad… or so I keep telling myself…