London Clojurians Talk: LISP: The Ultimate Excel LAMBDA (by Bob Calco)

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The London Clojurians are happy to present:

Title: LISP: The Ultimate Excel LAMBDA
Speaker: Bob Calco
Time: 2022-02-01T18:30:00Z -
Local time: 18:30 on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in London, United Kingdom - (click here for local time)

Bob Calco ( will be presenting:

Inspired in part by Microsoft’s recent announcement of the new LAMBDA
Excel function (see: LAMBDA: The ultimate Excel worksheet function - Microsoft Research),
we had a broader vision to fully integrate a proper Lisp into the
world’s most popular spreadsheet application. The result proved
valuable enough to incorporate into our platform for general data
interoperability, the first technology offering of which, called
Accelerate, aims to turn document and desktop data silos commonly
associated with MS Office products (especially Access and Excel
documents, though not limited to these) into fully-interoperable,
linked-data microservices. Our brief demo will place a special focus
on the use of Scheme for bringing a whole new dimension to Excel’s
formula calculation capability. We are also working on a distributed
enterprise interoperability solution, called DomainMaster, which will
be incorporating ClojureCLR as a language option as well. A sneak peek
at that is also planned, time-permitting.

Bob Calco is Chief Architect and Lead Developer at Apex Data
Solutions, LLC. A passionate Lisper since he first discovered Clojure
in 2015, Bob is currently leading development of Apex’s generalized
data interoperability platform, Apex Unify!, and related technologies,
including Accelerate (the subject of this talk). Accelerate is a tool
for turning desktop data silos into proper linked-data microservices,
which leverages the power of Lisp to go well beyond what VBA can do in
desktop database and spreadsheet applications like Access and
Excel. Apex Data Solutions is a pioneer in the health data
interoperability space, an active member of the HIMSS Blockchain
Taskforce, and deeply experienced at complex enterprise data
federation. This experience is being generalized for use in
healthcare, finance and other domains such as M&A, in the Unify!
platform, and will be made available to early adopters in 2022.

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