Lightning Talk Wrapup - November 2020
On November 2nd, 2020, we had a series of lightning talks by members of the community.
Raymond Puzio — emacs hypernotebooks
Raymond presented his notebook software that uses Emacs to bring together multiple programs to make a single set of computations. It’s able to pass data back and forth between these programs, generate results, and even output publication-quality documents. Raymond referenced a previous EmacsNYC talk Evan Misshula gave about reproducible research. Raymond will be publishing his code soon.
Adrien Brochard – emacs user survey 2020
Adrien spoke about his user survey, aimed at finding out how the community uses Emacs. You can find more information and fill it out at https://emacssurvey.org/.
Qiantan Hong – crdt.el, a collaborative environment
Qiantan spoke about crdt.el, a project which enables collaboration through shared editing sessions. Check it out here. This project uses algorithms from the Conflict-free Replicated Data Types family. A talk about this can be viewed here
Qiantan Hong – reflexive-music, an experimental music environment with Emacs as frontend
Qiantan presented reflexive-music, an environment to create music through code. He ended his presentation with a live concert. He was inspired by Ivan Wyshnegradsky, a Russian composer known for his microtonal compositions. Contact Qiantan to encourage him to publish his code!
Zachary Kanfer – Composing Electronic Music in Emacs
Zachary presented his solution to boredom during quarantine: his software to compose looping music in Emacs. He had to dive into WAVE files to create it. Find it at https://hg.sr.ht/~zck/zmusic.
In addition to our lightning talks, there are a few announcements from members of the community.
LispNYC’s latest event is this Tuesday evening: François-René Rideau: Prototype Object Programming in Gerbil Scheme. More information at https://www.meetup.com/LispNYC/events/vqhmbpybcpbnb
The 2020 EmacsConf is happening on November 28 and 29. More information at https://emacsconf.org/2020. Raymond and Zachary’s talks will be presented there.