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BrisJS / YOW! Night Brisbane - Brian McKenna - Sept 5

YOW! Australia - Conferences & Workshops

Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 5:30 PM (AEST)

BrisJS / YOW! Night Brisbane - Brian McKenna - Sept 5

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Join us for our September YOW! Night held in cooperation with BrisJS user group. Hear Brian McKenna talk about the challenges of large scale JS Apps that motivated his exciting new JS language Roy. Brian's talks have been popular in the US at JSConf and is speaking at Strange Loop in October. 



5.30pm - Welcome with drinks and light food


6.00pm - Presentation with Q & A following


7.30pm - Networking drinks following presentation


A principled tool for building large JavaScript applications

Brian McKenna

JavaScript is everywhere - but it's difficult to build large applications with. Part of the reason is weak typing and mutation.

Roy is designed to help with building large applications. It is a statically-typed, functional programming language that compiles to JavaScript. It takes ideas from Haskell, Scala and OCaml and brings them over to the JavaScript community. It features global type-inference, structural types, algebraic data types, pattern matching, monadic notation and very clean JavaScript output.

This talk will show off some of Roy's features and how they solve practical problems encountered with plain JavaScript.



Brian McKenna is a functional programming and language nerd. He's a huge fan of making software correctness easier by using types and automated specification-based tests. He's working on a program language for his day job and Roy as a hobby.

Follow YOW! on Twitter @yow_oz


Many thanks to our YOW! Night sponsor



Community Partner 


Many thanks to our Venue Sponsor



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When & Where

Suncorp Office - Brisbane Square
266 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000

Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 5:30 PM (AEST)

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