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Upcoming Events

Programming languages are usually written with the Latin alphabet and in English. But what if you don't speak English or don't use the Latin alphabet in your language? What if you have ideas that can't properly be expressed the way the language is designed?

Join us for Episode 3 of the Causal Islands Podcast as we welcome computational media artist and indigenous computing theory scholar Jon Corbett and computer scientist, media artist, and game designer Ramsey Nasser as they share alternative languages they've created.

TrainJam: A celebration of local first software, DWeb, software builders, and trains!

​Take a train from Seattle to St. Louis to celebrate the last Strange Loop. Jam on software projects, share what you're working on, meet new people, and see the sights of the Empire Builder line. ​

Brought to you by the Gradient Retreat and Causal Islands.

Note: This event is sold out.

Local-First Software Unconference: On Saturday, September 23, 2023, immediately following the Strange Loop conference, we are holding an unconference-style community event for everybody interested in local-first software in St. Louis, MO.

​We particularly want to bring together people who are actively working on local-first projects — be it building frameworks or tools, developing local-first apps, or doing research in the area. But we also welcome people who are curious and want to learn more about the topic.

​Thank you to Fission, Ink & Switch, and DXOS for sponsoring the event.

Note: We hit our initial maximum. We will look at making more spaces available and have a waitlist soon.

​New On The Blog

Causal Islands Podcast EP02

This week, we recorded Episode 2 of the Causal Islands Podcast in the CI Discord. We were joined by Strange Loop founder Alex Miller and Papers We Love organizers Zeeshan Lakhani, Darren Newton, David Ashby, and Chas Emerick. The recording is available now on your favorite podcast platform.

From the Discord

These are the most popular links shared on our Discord.

  • DevTools Tips is a helpful depository of tips and tricks categorized by type of tool and supported browser.
  • TLDRLegal is a resource that summarizes popular software licenses in plain English (Disclaimer: Not legal advice).

Thank you, and we'll be back next week with more exciting updates!

-The Fission Team