Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with the co-creator of the Lua language, Roberto Ierusalimschy. Roberto currently is a visiting professor at Stanford and is teaching a programming class there on Lua.
The last time Roberto and I had dinner was in Rio de Janeiro, near PUC University, during the summer of 2010. I was visiting Rio during the World Cup (even though the games were all being played in South Africa) and took time out to meet with Roberto and dine with him.
Back at that dinner, we were joined by his wife, daughter, and a few family friends. This time, it was just Roberto and I — and a lot has happened since that first dinner!
I remember showing him some of the apps that had been created with Corona, both back then and last night. I showed him some of the new and immersive games done in Corona, and he eventually just asked for a list of all the games I was showing so he can install them on his iPhone and play with them first-hand.
So, some of you might get a request from me over the next couple days for a promo code to give to Roberto — how neat is that?