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What's Geeky Thursday?

It's an event that happens every Thursday per week. An hour and little bit more of "hands-on" session where not so common programming languages (ex: Lua, Julia, R, Haskell) and Programming Paradimgs (Functional, Stack Based, Logical, Object-Oriented) are being presented.

Why Geeky Thursday?

Because Developers...because knowing just a couple of programming languages is not enough...because learning another paradigm can expand your horizons and make a better developer.

Geeky Thursday is I need my laptop? really depends on you...the source code is going to be's going to be explained and run on-site...there's not going to be live typing...but it's always better if you can compile and run the examples yourself...

Is Geeky Thursday only about Programming?

No...without any aims to become a "Brown Bag Session"...Geeky Thursday looks forward to become a "Mini Meetup" space...where cool things can be explored.

Is Geeky Thursday held only on Silicon Valley?

For is...but...if you manage or you are in touch with a d-shop manager, ask him/her to get in touch with me ( would be more than happy to share my slides and anything needed to expand Geeky Thursday to other locations.

Is any space limitation?

Yes, we can invite 10 people from SAP and we have space for 5 people that external to SAP. Depending on the attendance level we might increase this values.

Can I host a Geeky Thursday event?

Of course! You're more than welcome! Just get in touch with me and will be setup an slot for you!

Scheduled Geeky Thursdays

R Programming Language --> October 8 from 1:00 to 2:00pm (d-shop on Building 9 at SAP Labs Silicon Valley)

For SAP Employees

For Externals

R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Please join us to learn the basics of R.

You can download R from here

You can download RStudio from here

Julia Programming Language --> October 15 from 1:00 to 2:00pm (d-shop on Building 9 at SAP Labs Silicon Valley)

For SAP Employees

For Externals

Julia is a high-level dynamic programming language designed to address the requirements of high-performance numerical and scientific computing while also being effective for general-purpose programming, even web use or as a specification language.

You can download Julia from here

Clojure Programming Language --> October 29 from 1:00 to 2:00pm (d-shop on Building 9 at SAP Labs Silicon Valley)

For SAP Employees

For Externals

Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (and the CLR, and JavaScript). It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

You can download Clojure from here