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Nov 15 - 2018
Talk @ PataConf | Medellin, Colombia
TL;DR: The value of learning Lisp is in the ideas. I don’t write any Lisp code. But I use the ideas from Lisp in my code all the time. Learning Lisp was so helpful for me for the rest of the year, that I decided I wanted to share that experience with others.

Description: Oh! so many parentheses! So why it’s creator so enamored with the idea of Lisp? And what can we mean by a programming language is an idea anyway? Like many software devs, I have a wispy, tenuous, almost nonexistent relationship with Lisp. In high school I’d dabbled with vim, in college I mostly ignored lambda, and once I was in the work part of my life I’d always put “learn some Lisp” on my todo list, usually near the bottom. The value of learning Lisp is in the ideas. I don’t write any Lisp code. But I use the ideas from Lisp in my code all the time. Learning Lisp was so helpful for me for the rest of the year, that I decided I wanted to share that experience with others so that maybe they will add Lisp to their to-learn list for next year. This is a talk about experiences and few examples around LISP and it’s nice concepts to be applied on any programming language.