by Eric Hosick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s a new meetup (please read below on why) so there might not be many people there.
I had no idea there would be so much interest in Visual Programming Languages when we made the post Visual Programing Languages - Snapshots.
There didn’t appear to be any groups that focused on Visual Programming Languages in meetup.com so we have created one for the Bay Area and Santa Cruz, CA.
VPLs are not new and the computer industry was heading in that direction in the late 60’s and early 70’s. There were a lot of challenges to overcome: many of which have now been solved.
We are now able to shift back to the VPL/GPL paradigm we strayed from.
And really because:
You want to fix programming. You know, in your heart, that it makes no sense to have something as amazing as computers, and used by practically everyone on the planet, programmed by coding out complex software frameworks in abstract programming languages only understood by a few.
Just do it.