Lisp Course for Beginners

Lisp is a programming language with a long history - it's actually one of the oldest languages - and the reputation of being very sophisticated. A rep accompanied by the anxiety that it is hard to learn, too hard some think. This is a course that simplifies the study of Lisp. Lisp the easy way!

Target Group:
Participants should have experience with at least one other programming or scripting language.

Lisp is an old language. Actually, it is the second oldest of those programming languages which are still widespread use nowadays, only Fortran is older.
But Lisp is still a modern language: With implementations like sbcl and closure (for Java) it is possible to design and create modern applications that are as fast as any other programming language, even C.

There is a huge library available for Lisp, especially if you are using Common-Lisp.
Another advantage of Lisp is that is is multi-paradigm. Unlike Java the user is not forced to write Object Oriented Code.
  • History and idea of Lisp
  • Lisp dialects
  • A first start
  • Atoms
  • Lists
  • Lisp Functions
  • List Functions
  • Compiling Code
  • Editing Lisp Files
  • Basic I/O
  • Formatted Output
  • Predicates
  • Sequential Execution
  • Conditionals
  • Macros
  • Operators
  • A Lot about Loops and Looping
  • Debugger and Debugging
  • Mapping Functions
  • Tree Functions
  • Destructive and nondestructive Functions
  • The Art of Copying Lists

Is there a way to formulate the fascination of Lisp in a more beautiful way than George Boole did: "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."

  • From Mon, 19th Oct, 2015 until Fri, 23rd Oct, 2015 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 30th Nov, 2015 until Fri, 4th Dec, 2015 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 21st Mar, 2016 until Thu, 24th Mar, 2016 (4 days)
  • From Mon, 1st Aug, 2016 until Fri, 5th Aug, 2016 (5 days)

4 - 5 days

The fees for this Programming course per day:

Toronto, Canada:
$524 per day (exclusive of HST)
Lake Constance, Hemmenhofen, Germany:
€369 per day (exclusive of VAT)
plus € 90 for full board and lodging in 4 star hotel
Berlin, Germany:
€401 per day (exclusive of VAT)
London, England:
£401 per day (exclusive of VAT)


The price comprises:
  • Handouts,
  • a Lisp book
  • board and lodgings in a beautiful 4-star hotel right on the shores of Lake Constance

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