Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Richard Stallman Emacs Lisp Programming Workshop

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman is presenting a free Emacs Lisp Programming Workshop at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science in Canberra, 5 October 2010. Bookings are required (see appended).

This is in addition to the Public Lecture Richard is giving in Canberra on 6 October 2010. He is also speaking in HOBART 30 September and 1 October, WOLLONGONG 12 October, PERTH 19 October, ADELAIDE 21 October. At the the World Computer Congress 2010 in Brisbane last week I noticed a long line of people waiting to get into Richard's talk, so don't forget to book for these events.
"This workshop will teach you how to extend GNU Emacs by writing Emacs Lisp programs. It is an opportunity to learn Lisp through using it, as well as an opportunity to learn to extend Emacs."

Prerequisites: "No knowledge of Lisp is required. However, delegates should be conversant with Emacs."

REGISTER NOW: https://apollo.anu.edu.au/default.asp?pid=5081
What: Emacs Lisp Programming Workshop
When: Tue 5 October
Time: 9.00am - 1.30pm
Who: Richard Stallman
Where: Computer Lab N115, Computer Science and Information Technology Building, ANU
Map Ref: http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/displaybldg.asp?no=108

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting a FREE workshop presented by Richard Stallman. All are welcome, however, preference is given to:
  1. CECS staff and students (incl NICTA adjuncts)
  2. Australian Computer Society members (20 seats)
  3. Rest of ANU
Places are limited. You *must* register online in order to secure your seat, and for catering purposes.

*Note that if you do not register, you will not gain entry.*

RSVP online by Thu 30 September 2010: https://apollo.anu.edu.au/default.asp?pid=5081

Computers and guest accounts are available in N115 OR You may choose to bring your own laptop. Technical staff will be on hand to assist.


9.00-11.00am - Part 1 of workshop
11.00-11.30am - Morning tea
11.30-1.30 - Part 2 of workshop
1.30 CLOSE

*Richard Stallman is in Canberra to deliver the NICTA/ANU/ACS Big Picture Seminar on Wed 6 October. While here he is also conducting a workshop for ANU invited guests.


Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.

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