Lua is a programming language developed at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro that came to be the leading scripting language in video games. Lua is also used extensively in embedded devices, such as set-top boxes and TVs, and other applications like Adobe Lightroom and Wikipedia. In this talk we will see where Lua is being used, why Lua is being used, and how is Lua.
Roberto Ierusalimschy is Associate Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the leading architect of the Lua programming language. Currently he is a Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford.