iPr0gram — Imperial Programming Lectures

Open to students and staff at Imperial at all levels, the Imperial Programming Lectures (code-named iPr0gram) is a series of lecturers for people who love programming.

Delivered by a number of expert guest lecturers, the lecture series will cover a range of programming-related topics. The intention is that the lectures should be accessible, assuming roughly the background in programming that is gained during the first year of Imperial's BEng/MEng computing course (and thus digestible by advanced first year students, as well as students in later degree years).

Mailing list and Twitter

For news and updates about the series, join the iPr0gram mailing list.

Follow @iPr0gram on Twitter.

Queries, suggestions and feedback

For queries about the series, and to provide feedback or suggestions for topics, please contact Robert Chatley.


The lectures are generally on Thursday, 13:00-14:00, during weeks 2—6, in Huxley 311.

Autumn 2017

Date Speaker Title
Thursday Oct 12th Andy Sawyer (Credit Suisse) Advanced C++ (part 1)
Thursday Oct 19th Andy Sawyer (Credit Suisse) Advanced C++ (part 2)
Thursday Oct 26th Dimitrios Vytiniotis (Microsoft Research) Implementing domain-specific languages in Haskell
Thursday Nov 2nd Andrew Kennedy (Facebook) The Hack Programming Language: Types for PHP
Thursday Nov 9th Tim Mackinnon Immersive Programming with Pharo Smalltalk

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Title
Thursday Jan 25th Mark Skipper Parser Combinators in Elm
Thursday Feb 1st Charles Forsyth The Plan9 and Inferno Operating Systems
Thursday Feb 8th David MacIver Hypothesis
Thursday Feb 15th Hadi Hariri Kotlin
Thursday Feb 22nd Don Syme TBC
Thursday Mar 1st Benedict Gaster <-Audio-< a platform for audio instrument design


Imperial. If you are an Imperial College student or member of staff, please simply show up to the lectures that interest you. Students and staff from departments other than the Department of Computing are very welcome to attend.

External. If you're going to be in London and would like to come to some of the lectures, you're very welcome to attend; please drop Robert Chatley an email to let him know that you are coming.

Past Lectures

Details of the 2016-17 Series.

Details of the 2015-16 Series organised by Alastair Donaldson.