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    Michael Coblenz

    2 years ago
    The submission deadline for HATRA (Human Aspects of Types and Reasoning Assistants) is approaching this Friday! Please submit work related to making it easier to write safer software. https://2020.splashcon.org/home/hatra-2020#Call-for-Papers
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    Ivan Reese

    2 years ago
    New channel for discussing logic programming: #of-logic-programming
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    Duncan Cragg
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    Ivan Reese

    1 year ago
    We're going to run a study group on Pharo and Glamorous Toolkit in the new channel #of-glam-school. The audience is newcomers to GT/Pharo/Smalltalk (myself included), or anyone who would like to help these newcomers pick up the craft. You are heartily invited to join. The first group event will be a live session led by resident hero @Tudor Girba on Tuesday, Oct 13th. After that, we'll take a run through the Pharo MOOC.
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    Ivan Reese

    1 year ago
    I've been contacted a team at the University of California that will be applying for a sizeable NSF grant to create a research institute. The focus of their application will be Theme 1: Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration. If they win the grant, some of the institute's funding would be earmarked for our FoC community. Why us? Well, the applicant feels that novel programming ideas will play a big role in future Human-AI interaction — even if said novel ideas are not AI-focussed themselves — and they want to support research toward that. Why us, specifically? We're an interdisciplinary group with diverse circumstances (industry, academia, indie, hobby), so we may be able to do more with the funding than a more homogenous/traditional group. With our participation, they can help a new kind of cross-pollinated, forward-looking PL-UI vision come closer to existence, and related ideas to spread. Also, apparently, they enjoy the Podcast a lot 😃 Worth saying up front: this application faces a big uphill battle, so don't get your hopes up. We've had a few community funding offers lately, and none have panned out (yet). But it's worth taking the opportunity to hone our messaging and goals. If (when!) one of them does come through, we ought to be ready for it. Here's what I need from you for this grant application: 1) Ideas for how we could use the funding. I'll share a few of my own in the replies to give you a sense of the scope and goals. I can't share exactly how much funding has been suggested, but pretend you had at least $5k/month to spend on the community — how would you spend it? 2) People to help administrate the ideas from (1). If you would be tentatively willing to do this, please DM me and I'll give you more details. I'll need at least one person for each idea, so if you're willing to help broadly, let me know and I can pick one of the ideas that otherwise doesn't have a potential administrator. This is non-binding, it's just an indication of interest. The deadline for this is super tight — they'll be moving to the next stage of the application on Monday. We need to get our thoughts together within the next 24 hours so I can synthesize them into a proposal tomorrow. Even if we aren't selected for this particular grant, I hope this discussion will be generative of ideas for things we could do if (when!) the community eventually receives funding, so feel free to keep the discussion going past tomorrow. We've had a few of these discussions already, and they've been very helpful for me when talking to potential sponsors / donors. Thanks everyone!
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    Russ McBride

    1 year ago
    Hi @Ivan Reese. Nice to (virtually) meet you. I'm the Lead PI on this grant proposal. Glad you're excited about this. I'm excited about the decision to include FoC. There will be a lot of work in these last few days to have all the materials together by Sunday night.
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    Chris Knott

    1 year ago
    Hi everyone, there's a fellowship w/ 6000 EUR stipend available here https://thenew.new/fellowship/ particularly (but not exclusively) looking for applicants from under represented groups.
    We are looking for teams or individuals who envision futures in which new technologies improve the lives of all people and foster equity throughout society. The New Fellowship supports the creation of artworks, stories, concepts and tools that help us imagine and work towards digital futures that are inclusive.
    It is nothing to do with me I was just sent it by a friend
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    Ivan Reese

    1 year ago
    [Periodic reminder — this channel is meant for announcements about this Slack/Community, posted by admins. If you'd like to announce something to the group at large, please do it in #linking-together, #present-company, or #thinking-together. When in doubt, consult the Member Handbook at https://futureofcoding.org/member-handbook. Thanks!]
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    Ivan Reese

    6 months ago
    We're doing a soft-reboot of the #random-encounters channel. This channel gives community members a fun way to connect and get to know one another. Every so often, you’ll be paired up with one other random person in this channel, via our friendly neighbourhood @donut bot. You and your pair can schedule a video call, or just chat via DMs. These pairings should happen about once per month on average, though the schedule will fluctuate a bit. If you are interested, please join the channel — here's that link again: #random-encounters
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    Duncan Cragg
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    Ivan Reese

    5 months ago
    Slack has given us a free trial for the next 90 days. That means the full history is searchable. Enjoy! (But, of course, don't get hooked on the pro features. We'll be back on the free plan when the trial ends.)
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    Kartik Agaram
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    Ivan Reese

    4 months ago
    Our community is now set up on Linen, a(nother) tool that makes our public Slack history searchable. Take a look: https://linen.futureofcoding.org/c/thinking-together There are some design decisions behind this tool that make it not-quite-ideal for us (eg: while it does index all our public channels, it only displays posts that have replies). But I'm actively talking to the main dev, and they're doing a lovely job of tweaking things and planning changes that would make the tool better for how we use Slack. I'd love for you all to kick the tires on this and see if it suits your needs. Let me know if you have questions / feedback for the dev, too.
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    Kam Leung
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