Damian Conway - Life, the Universe, and Everything

Damian Conway of Perl fame, is kind enough to pay us a visit yet again, this time with a talk about Life, the Universe, and Everything. Damian is an enticing speaker no matter the topic and this time he will guide us through a journey in time and space.


Take a mind-altering journey to the outer limits of programming as Damian explores:

The unlikely convenience of quantum finite state automata

The demonic power of Maxwell's information engine

The computational expressiveness of (un)natural languages

…blending them all into a simple self-describing massively parallel auto-visualizing superpositional proof-by-simulation system that spans six centuries of the computational arts.

Wait, what?

Last time he was in Oslo, Damain gave the talk "Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Timespaces…Made Easy!". Here's a taste of the talk to give you an idea of what to expect:

Food & drink:

Doors open at 17:00-ish for those who want to come early to get good seating and some food and drink before the event.

Welcome! :D