We'll be studying the book "Understanding Computation: From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs" by Tom Stuart.
We'll learn important ideas from theoretical computer science, and along the way we'll get to build a compiler, a Turing machine, a simple type system, implement the lambda calculus and much more. The book is very accessible, and anyone with basic knowledge of a modern programming language should be able to follow along.
Code of Conduct changed:
= Programmer's Study Group Code Of Conduct =
All attendees, sponsors and organisers at our event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
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= The Quick Version =
Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our events, talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers.
= The Less Quick Version =
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Sponsor staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser immediately. You can find the organisers on the meetup website, and they will introduce themselves at the beginning of the event.
Organisers will be happy to help attendees contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at events, workshop and group social events.