Julia is a high-level dynamic language which was invented out of greed to do more. Unlike other high-level dynamic languages, Julia is really fast. It inherits design tenets from Lisp, builds on the good parts of C, MATLAB, R, Python and Ruby to create a language that is performant and highly productive at the same time.
We are proud to announce the first ever JuliaCon India. It will feature the creators of the language Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral B Shah, and an enthusiastic contingent of Julia programmers in India. It’s a two-day event consisting of a day-long conference (9th Oct) and a workshop (10th Oct).
Why is Julia fast? Can it be faster?
A look at how Julia can run so fast while being a high-level dynamic language
This talk is about the abstract nonsense that goes into developing a language like Julia. What exactly makes Julia come close to the speed of C? What are some future directions which will make Julia even faster?
Jeff Bezanson is one of the co-creators of Julia. He received a B.S. in computer science from Harvard in 2004, and PhD from MIT in 2015. His PhD thesis on Julia can be found here: https://github.com/JeffBezanson/phdthesis. He founded the consulting company Julia Computing with his fellow Julia creators: his doctoral advisor Alan Edelman, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral Shah.