Thyrd

Phil Mercurio (Thyrd Informatics)
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Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
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Thyrd is an experimental visual programming language
built as a proof of concept. Thyrd is reflective (a Thyrd program
can inspect and modify itself) and concurrent. Visually,
it resembles a spreadsheet. Underneath is a stack-based
functional language in the same family as Forth, Joy,
and Befunge. This talk will present the key concepts in
Thyrd and some of the directions it might take.

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Phil Mercurio

Thyrd Informatics

Phil Mercurio is the owner of Thyrd Informatics and an
engineer at TechnoCom Wireless. His background
is in user interface development and computer graphics, and in his spare time he creates
languages like the Poet extension to Tcl and
Thyrd, a visual programming language. In the
rest of his spare time he’s the drummer for a rock/blues band.

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