Thanks for the links!

What do you mean by "live coding" and "software engineering"? (your 2nd
paragraph) Do people write non-music/media code in a live setting?

-svec

Christopher Svec
Senior Principal Software Engineer
iRobot

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:41 AM, alex <a...@slab.org> wrote:

> Hi Derek,
>
> A good question, I should certainly add a "what is live coding" page
> on the website!
>
> I recommend a browse around the TOPLAP website (http://toplap.org/) to
> get a feel for the kind of activities that go on in this community.
> Music performance is a preoccupation, but there is also a lot of
> activity in education, video animation, choreography and software
> engineering.
>
> But really live coding is a community and a set of techniques, and it
> depends. My own preferred way of live coding is either in a nightclub
> setting, with people dancing to my code (see http://algorave.com), or
> in an improvised jazz situation where I'm coding alongside a
> percussionist.
>
> This Dagstuhl report is probably the best intro to the state of the art:
>   http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4420/
>
> Here's some links to media coverage:
>   http://yaxu.org/interviews
>
> That said, live coding at a hackathon is exactly what I'll be doing
> this weekend:
>   http://kairotic.org/hack-the-city/
>
> There are sometimes time limits for live coding, for example in Mexico
> City they have events where people live code music from scratch, for
> around 5 minutes at a time.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> alex
>
> On 7 January 2015 at 14:29, Derek M Jones <de...@knosof.co.uk> wrote:
> > Alex,
> >
> >> More information, and the call for papers and performances, is available
> >> here:
> >>    http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/
> >
> >
> > Excuse my ignorance, but what happens at a live coding event?
> >
> > Is it like a hackathon, except the code is displayed on a screen?
> > Do people get, say, 2 minutes to write something?
> >
> > --
> > Derek M. Jones           Software analysis
> > tel: +44 (0)1252 520667  blog:shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com
>
>
>
> --
> http://yaxu.org/
>

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