PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION AND ADDRESS OF THE MONTHLY MEETINGS: 12365 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin, TX 78727 @ Pervasive Software.

Date: August 2th, 2011

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Pervasive Software, 12365-B Riata Trace Parkway

Speaker: Bruce Tate, RapidRed, Author

Title: Languages and Leverage:

The impact of programming languages on high-leverage programming


In 2010, Bruce Tate released the book Seven Languages in Seven Weeks covering Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, and Haskell. This best-selling book made the case that learning programming languages makes us better programmers. In Language and Leverage, Bruce will talk about his experiences in writing about seven different programming languages for a single book. He’ll pay special attention to the topics that are most interesting to the Agile community:

  • What kind of impact can a programming language have on reading and writing today’s applications?
  • What are the tradeoffs that we can come to expect when using programming languages outside of the mainstream?
  • What kinds of problems are these languages ideally suited to solve?

In essence, Bruce will try to capture the essence of several languages and what makes each one interesting.

Speaker Bio

Bruce Tate is a mountain biker, kayaker, and father of two from Austin, Texas. He runs RapidRed, a small consulting practice that focuses on rapid development of complex Internet applications for young companies using emerging technologies. The international speaker and author has written more than ten books, including Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, Beyond Java, and Rails Up and Running.

Additional Information

Cost: Free

Map & Directions: Pervasive Software is located at 12365-B Riata Trace Parkway in building 8 between 183 and Parmer.

From 183 (northbound): exit Oak Knoll, turn right on Riata Trace Parkway.  Pervasive is on your right.

From Parmer (southbound): turn right on Riata Vista Circle then right on Riata Trace Parkway.  Pervasive is on your left.

More Info:

Agenda:                       Sign-in and Networking 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Announcements, Presentation 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Q&A and Networking 8:00 – 8:15 PM

SIG Open Space 8:15 – 9:00 PM

Proof of Attendance forms will be provided for PMI (PDU), ASQ (RU) and PDMA (PDH) re-certifications

To pre-register for this event and skip the lines, go to before 5:00 pm on the day of the event.  You can also register at the event.