Racket School 2019

8–12 July · Salt Lake City

Overview

Track 1: How to Design Languages

Track 2: Beautiful Racket Workshop

Location

Schedule

Accommodation

Tickets

Previous Racket Schools

Domain-Specific Languages from Racket

The Racket team has spent over thirty years developing and refining for creating domain-specific languages (DSLs). Racket School will introduce you to these tools and the underlying philosophy on language-oriented programming (LOP), an approach to software development through the lenses of DSLs (CACM, Feb 2018).

This year, Racket School is divided into two tracks, using two different pedagogical approaches.

For the first time, Racket School will be immediately followed by RacketCon, the annual Racket conference, on July 13 & 14. All Racket School tickets include admission to RacketCon. We hope you’ll stay for both events!

Track 1: How to Design Languages

A five-day class that will run July 8–12 (Monday–Friday).

This track will be taught by Matthias Felleisen, Robby Findler, Matthew Flatt, and Jay McCarthy.

This track will cover:

This track is good for:

Prerequisites:

Still don’t know which track is right for you? Click here for help.

Track 2: Beautiful Racket Workshop

A three-day class that will run July 10–12 (Wednesday–Friday).

This track will be taught by Matthew Butterick, author of Beautiful Racket and Pollen.

This track will cover:

This track is good for:

Prerequisites:

Still don’t know which track is right for you? Click here for help.

Location

Racket School 2019 happpens at the University of Utah. The University is located in lovely Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Utah is home to several US National Parks, Monuments, and Sites, the Sundance Film Festival, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and much more. Learn more here, here, or here.

The summer school will be held at the Warnock Engineering Building (WEB). To get to campus, one option is TRAX light rail to either the Medical Center, Fort Douglas, or Stadium stop. Walk to WEB from there, or a free campus shuttle stops at TRAX stations and near WEB.

Schedule

Each teaching day will run roughly 9am to 5pm, divided into four sections of about 75 min each. Some sections will be organized as traditional lectures. In lab sessions, the summer school participants will practice the lecture material with hands-on exercises; teaching assistants will be on hand to assist. Participants will also have time to consult with the faculty and teaching assistants on their own language projects.

See the detailed schedule here.

Accommodation

We’ve arranged for subsidized lodging in dorms at the University of Utah. If you’re staying for RacketCon, the dorms are available through the weekend. RacketCon will be held downtown, a short ride from the dorms on TRAX.

Tickets

Beautiful Racket workshop + RacketCon $299 base
$499 patron
$149 academic (students can apply for financial aid)
How to Design Languages + RacketCon $499 base
$699 patron
$249 academic (students can apply for financial aid)

Base tickets are available to all.

Patron tickets cover our full cost of offering these events, plus a little extra to help support Racket development at large. Racket is part of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Academic tickets are available to participants from academic institutions that need a subsidy. Tuition and travel reimbursement available for qualifying students. Click here to apply.

Eventbrite fees are added during checkout.

Previous Racket Schools

2018 · 2017 · 2015