San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
YOW! DepthFirst Workshop
Introduction to Functional Programming with Tony Morris
In this workshop, we prepare for YOW! Lambda Jam Conference with a hands-on introduction to the principles of Functional Programming. We will solve simple problems using the Haskell programming language, then move up in difficulty as time permits. This workshop emphasises hands-on problem-solving, with follow-up discussion. One important goal is to provide an industry programmer with a basic understanding of functional programming principles and vocabulary. As a consequence, a participant is then equipped to better understand some of the topics to be discussed in the Lambdajam conference itself.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Yes, you will know what monad means at the end of the day. Importantly, you will have a firm grasp of the practical application of monads, in any programming environment. You will be able to demonstrate to your friends and colleagues the meaning and application of this useful programming tool, along with many others.
WHAT TO BRING
Participants are required to bring a suitable development machine (portable) for working through the exercises. You will also need to install Glasgow Haskell Compiler (http://www.haskell.org/ghc/) version 7.8 or higher on that machine. Alternatively, two or more people may choose to work in a group on one development machine; this is highly encouraged.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR : Tony Morris
Tony Morris is a software product developer who has deployed functional
programming techniques in industry for over 10 years. Tony teaches at the tertiary level and for professional programmers with a view toward producing a viable commercial result. Tony is currently a Senior Software Engineer at NICTA where he is tasked with promoting and educating on functional programming for the benefit of all Australian software developers.
Tony takes a fastidious, principled approach to functional programming both when deployed in practice and when in a learning environment to ensure maximum yield from the effort. Tony believes that exploring principles and the following consequences provides a rewarding experience for all involved.
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What else is coming up?
YOW! Lambda Jam 2016
Software Developers in QLD will have the rare opportunity to meet international and local FP experts during YOW! Lambda Jam held in Brisbane on 28-29 April 2016.