[Openmcl-devel] Fwd: Building a database of Lisp users
gwking at cs.umass.edu
Fri Jun 18 08:44:39 EDT 2004
Arthur Lemmons is building a database of Lisp users over at the ALU. If
you're interested, read on...
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Arthur Lemmens <alemmens at xs4all.nl>
> Date: June 18, 2004 5:39:45 AM EDT
> To: Gary King <gwking at cs.umass.edu>
> Subject: Building a database of Lisp users
> The Lisp community is growing rapidly. In order to support this growth,
> the ALU (Association of Lisp Users) is building a database of all
> and organizations with an interest in Lisp. This information will be
> published on the ALU site (http://www.alu.org). You can find a list of
> the questionnaires we've received so far at
> We hope that this information will help Lispers to get an answer to
> questions like:
> - Are there other Lispers in the region I live in?
> If so, how many? How can I contact them?
> - Which other Lispers are working in my fields of interest?
> - Where can I find programmers who can write or maintain Lisp
> software for my organization?
> - Where can I find organizations that are hiring Lisp programmers?
> - What Lisp activities are taking place in my neighbourhood?
> Hopefully, we can also use this information to dispel the myth that
> nobody is using Lisp.
> If you have any interest in Lisp, we would appreciate it very much if
> you could fill in the following questionnaire. The information you
> supply will be processed by humans before we pass it on to computers,
> so please feel free to ignore any questions that you don't want to
> answer or to answer questions that we didn't think of asking.
> Thank you very much.
> Arthur Lemmens,
> Association of Lisp Users
> --------------- Lisp Users Questionnaire -----------------------------
> - First name:
> - Last name:
> - Email address:
> - Home page:
> - Phone number(s):
> - Postal code:
> - City:
> - Country:
> - Organization(s) you work for or study at
> (please supply the name and city for each organization):
> - Fields of interest
> (e.g. computer linguistics, numerical analysis, business software,
> medicine, bioinformatics):
> - Have you written any Lisp-related papers? If so, please supply
> bibliographical references (and URL's, if possible).
> - Have you developed or participated in the development of any
> Lisp-related programs or libraries? If so, please supply a URL,
> if possible.
> - Lisp variants you have used (e.g. Common Lisp, Scheme, Dylan):
> - Lisp variants you're currently using or intend to use in the
> near future:
> - Lisp implementations you have used
> (e.g. CMUCL, Lispworks, Allegro Common Lisp):
> - Lisp implementations you're currently using or intend to use
> in the near future:
> - Computer platforms on which you're using or deploying Lisp:
> - Number of years of experience with Lisp:
> - Do you use Lisp:
> - at work (if so, how much)
> - for study (if so, how much)
> - as a hobby (if so, how much)
> - Are you using Lisp as much as you would like to?
> If not, why not?
> - Do you see any obstacles to further Lisp growth (if so, what
> is the biggest obstacle in your opinion)?
> - Would you be interested in a Lisp-related job or contract work?
> - Is your organization interested in hiring Lisp programmers?
> - Are you currently participating in Lisp-related meetings?
> If so, where and how often?
> If not, would you be interested in such meetings?
> - Do you know any other Lispers who might be willing to fill in
> this questionnaire (please supply their email-address if you
Gary Warren King, Lab Manager
EKSL East, University of Massachusetts * 413 577 0176
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired,
signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not
fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
-- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953
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