I created a programming language, and so can you

Daan van Berkel

Lightning talk - in English

Inspired by the Booster Conference and the city of Bergen I created a language called bergen. It is a dialect of brainf*ck, a tiny Turing complete language, that uses mountain ranges to describe programs.

In this lightning talk we will show how one can create their own language, create a compiler for it, and see it being executed on an abstract machine. We will demystify the shroud of reverence surrounded by programming languages and their creators.

You will walk away with a better grounded understanding of how programming languages work, and how you can create one on your own.

A link to the bergen language can be found here: https://github.com/dvberkel/bergen