Matt Follett

7 Languages in 7 Weeks in St. Louis

One of the guys at the Genome Center mentioned he wanted to get a 7 Languages in 7 Weeks group started in St. Louis to go through the languages.  I thought that was a neat idea, but I also realized it was very simple and may not require a group.

If you look at the list that Tate provides for Tate’s book, he lists these languages:

  1. Ruby
  2. Io
  3. Scala
  4. Erlang
  5. Clojure
  6. Haskell
  7. Prolog

If you look at SLUUG’s St. Louis Event Calendar you find that:

  1. Ruby - Meets 2nd Monday of the Month
  2. Io
  3. Scala
  4. Erlang - Is now dead due to lack if interest, but could be resurected (I know since I ran it :) )
  5. Clojure - Meets 4th Thursday of the month
  6. Haskell - Had its first social, maybe it can take off with meetings soon
  7. Prolog


Sadly, we don’t have a Scala, Io, or Prolog group that I know.  However, I bet that we could get people to volunteer for such talks in Lambda Lounge.

As an addendum, if STLRUBY didn’t want to do a session I’m sure St. Louis Perl Mongers would be willing to shift around their schedule to do a talk on dynamic typing and meta programming.