Zurich LLVM Social - Thursday October 13, 2016

Dear all,

we organize a "LLVM Compiler and Code Generation Social" on
Thursday October 13 at ETH Zurich and invite you to attend.

# Registration


# What

A social meetup to discuss compilation and code generation,
with a special focus on LLVM, clang, Polly and related projects.

Our primary focus is to provide a venue (and drinks & snacks)
that enables free discussions between interested people
without imposing an agenda/program. This is a great
opportunity to informally discuss your own projects,
get project ideas or just learn about what people at
ETH and around Zurich are doing with LLVM and compilation
in general.

Related technical presentations held by participants are
welcome (please contact us).

# Who: - Anybody interested -

  - ETH students and staff
  - LLVM developers and enthusiasts external to ETH

# When: October 13, 19:00

# Where: CAB E 72

# What is LLVM ?

LLVM (http://www.llvm.org) is an open source project that provides
a collection of modular compiler and toolchain technologies. It is
centered around a modern SSA-based compiler around which an entire
ecosystem of compiler technology was developed. Most well know is
the clang C++ compiler, which is e.g. used to deploy iOS. Beyond this
a diverse set of projects is developed under the umbrella of LLVM.
These include code generators and assemblers for various interesting
architectures, a jit compiler, a debugger, run-time libraries (C++
Standard Library, OpenMP, Opencl library), program sanity checkers,
and many more.

LLVM has itself grown out of a research project more than 10 years ago
and is the base of many exciting research projects today:


See you soon,
Tobias Grosser

This is happening next Thursday!

Good news that just came in: Denys Shabalin from EPFL will give a
TechTalk "Whirlwind tour of Scala Native":

Scala Native is a new AOT compiler and lightweight managed build on top
of LLVM.
This talk will briefly walk you through the project and and explain how
it works under the hood.

Denys Shabalin is a research assistant at LAMP/EPFL, and has previously
worked on off-heap memory, quasiquotes and macros for Scala.