Why Julia: A Lightning Talk

Given to Pittsburgh Code & Supply on October

This presentation tried to demonstrate, in 10 minutes or less, why you might want to check out the Julia language for numeric computing. The presentation makes the case that Julia tries to do for numeric computing, what perl did for handling text. It focuses on the expressive and modern features of the language, as well as its speed and interoperability.

The slides can be found here:

Why Julia

Additional Resources

The Julia language homepage does a great job of covering what’s cool about Julia, and is worth a read. I also gave a presentation “An Introduction to Julia” that covers the features of the language more fully.


Any questions, comments, suggestions about this post? Or anything else? Feel free to send me an email: TheErikSwanson@gmail.com.