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Next: September 12-14 2019

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St. Louis, MO

Gamma: A simple model for WebGL

WebGL and its cousins are festooned with incidental complexity, resulting in low developer productivity, and brittle monolithic codebases. Typical GL frameworks introduce a set of mutually incompatible abstractions, without fixing the core problem. Gamma provides a simple data-driven model for WebGL, much as React provides a model for the DOM. This model makes it easy to compose and abstract WebGL using vanilla Clojure/script, allowing for simpler, more powerful, and more reusable graphics software. Gamma also inherits Clojure's platform and library story, enabling a la carte graphics libraries and graphics application portability across web, mobile, and desktop.

Kovas Boguta

Kovas Boguta

Kovas Boguta is an independent engineer and researcher associated with Kitchen Table Coders in Brooklyn. Previous to Gamma, Kovas has worked on Session (a next-generation notebook for Clojure), as a data scientist at Weebly, founder of Infoharmoni (YC-backed Twitter visualization startup), and as a research assistant to Stephen Wolfram on projects relating to A New Kind of Science, Mathematica, and Wolfram Alpha. Kovas enjoys cellular automata, global-scale visualization, and extremely large books; he just finished Francis Fukuyama's Political Order and Political Decay.