RacketCon is a public meeting for everyone interested in Racket: developers, contributors, programmers, educators, and by-standers. It is an opportunity for all members of the community to come together to share plans, ideas, and enthusiasm. RacketCon will enable the entire Racket community to mingle: to update each other, to exchange ideas, to collaborate, and to help shape the future of Racket.
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We will also run a Hackathon on Saturday (28th) in the same room as RacketCon from 10AM-5PM. For details, see the wiki page.
|10:00–11:00||Matthew Eric Bassett||Racket in the Film Industry [video]|
|11:15–12:15||Dan Liebgold||Racket on the Playstation 3? It's Not What you Think! [slides] [video]|
|13:15–14:05||Matthew Flatt||A Dinosaur's Thoughts on Programming Language Evolution [slides] [video]|
|14:20–14:50||Jay McCarthy||The Racket Package System, or Planet 5.0 and beyond [slides] [video]|
|14:50–15:00||Greg Hendershott||Frog: a static blog generator using Racket, Pygments, and Bootstrap [video]|
|15:00–15:20||Neil Toronto||Debugging Floating-Point Math in Racket [slides] [video]|
|15:35–15:45||Matthew Butterick||The World's Most Dangerous Racket Programmer [video]|
|15:45–15:55||Tony Garnock-Jones||Marketplace: Layered Pub/Sub Networks in Racket [slides] [video]|
|15:55–16:05||Kenichi Asai||Introductory PL Course for non-CS Major Students in Ochanomizu University [slides] [video]|
|16:05–16:15||Carl Eastlund||Generic Sets for Racket [video]|
|16:15–16:25||Éric Tanter||#lang play [slides] [video]|
|16:25–16:35||Max New||Every Program in Your Redex Model, in Order [video]|
|16:50–17:00||Claire Alvis||The Reasoned Racketeer [video]|
|17:00–17:10||Vincent St-Amour||Contracts on a Budget [video]|
|17:10–17:20||Joe Gibbs Politz||#lang pyret and Captain Teach [video]|
|17:20–17:30||Christos Dimoulas||Option Contracts [video]|
|17:30–17:40||James Swaine||Automatic Complexity Analysis [video]|
|17:40–17:50||Burke Fetscher||Random Test Case Generation with Redex [video]|
The talks were captured in two Google Hangouts, linked below. Higher quality recordings are linked next to each of the talk titles in the schedule.
In this talk I will give a brief overview of DC, a custom data scripting system developed in Racket at Naughty Dog. It has been an essential tool for us to develop games for Playstation 3.
When developing our codebase for the Playstation 3 we decided we needed a comprehensive scripting system to enable the creation of significant amounts of customized data typically necessary to develop a Naughty Dog game. Using C++ in conjunction with off the shelf tools like Maya, Photoshop, and even internal custom game layout tools usually leaves many large gaps in our ability to piece together the game design we envision.
As a result we selected Racket (then MzScheme) as a platform upon which to develop a system that provided the abilities we needed. In our Racket based system (DC), we develop a multitude of domain specific languages, a powerful gameplay scripting system, and systems for implementing animation, effects, and sound.
My talk will give a brief overview of our experience at Naughty Dog building this system on top of Racket. I'll cover the nuts and bolts of how our system works. I'll cover the challenges of C++ programmers utilizing Racket while under the deadlines of retail software development. I’ll talk about the many opportunities this approach afforded us, some of which we were able to capitalize on to great success, others which lay tantalizingly just out of reach. I’ll talk about the culture clash of getting C++ programmers, technical game designers, and non-technical artists to be productive in a world of S-expressions and syntax transformations. And I’ll give an overview of some metrics of the impressive contributions our system was able to make to the development of "Uncharted" series of games and "The Last of Us" for the Playstation 3.
Dan Liebgold has programmed games in one form or another for most of his life, starting on an Apple II in 4th grade. He has worked as a professional game programmer for 17 years, 11 of them at Naughty Dog, Inc. Some of the games he's contributed to are: Starcraft, Sacrifice, the Jak & Daxter series and the Uncharted series.
RacketCon will be held in West Village H, Room 108, at Northeastern University. West Village H is located at 440 Huntington Ave, Boston Massachusetts, and is building #23H on the campus map. See also the building on Google Maps
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