Virtual Meetup - Is it BabyCobol-proof?

Hi Community,

I am happy to announce that this Thursday (the 15th of April), we will hold a discussion with Vadim Zaytsev about BabyCobol.

Also, remember that in December, we changed the link to join the Meetup!

BabyCobol is a project in language design aimed at creating a language that is, on the one hand, small enough to be quickly implementable (fully or partially) within any framework that can support its features and, on the other hand, complex enough to cover typical problems of legacy language processing. If you can handle BabyCobol with your tool and with your skills, you are ready to face the challenges of software modernisation, codebase migration and legacy language processing in general. In this day and age, being future proof means being able to handle software of the past.

Vadim Zaytsev is an Associate Professor of software evolution at the University of Twente, working in software analysis, modelling and restructuring since 2004. He worked and collaborated with Dutch, Belgian, German and Russian companies and research institutions, as well as volunteer participation at Wikimedia activities. His research interests gravitate towards elicitation of structure in software and improving it by taking advantage of whatever structure is present. He worked at Raincode Labs as Chief Science Officer, developing compilers, writing metaprograms and analysing migration projects. His current focus is on doing industrially relevant research from academia, teaching several courses, supervising students and developing prototype software.

And if you are thinking of proposing a talk, it is time to come forward. Just let me know by replying to this message.

How to connect

To avoid other security issues is now necessary to register for the meeting. The registration should be necessary just once and be valid for all the next meetings you will participate in. I understand it is a little extra effort, but it would avoid problems like the ones we encountered:

Registration for the Virtual Meetup

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It will also permit you to add it to your calendar.


It is hosted on Zoom at 6 PM GMT+1/CET (you can use this link to figure out which time is in your timezone: The Time Zone Converter).


P.S. We get a recurring question: “Are presentations recorded?”. The answer is not, and the reasons are explained here On recording Virtual Meetups - #7 by voelter