2017 Mini Conferences
May 24th, Boulder, CO
These mini-conferences are standalone, and not part of the main event. They are, however, sponsored by LambdaConf so they are 100% free.
Introduction to Functional Programming
Tony Morris & Rúnar Bjarnason
We will be spending the day learning the fundamentals of Functional Programming (FP) using the Haskell programming language. The exercise material will be a condensed selection of the NICTA/course which is regularly held in Australia over three days. Participants should expect to achieve a thorough introductory understanding of the meaning and practical applications of FP.
This one day session is targeted to experienced industry programmers who are looking to break into Functional Programming and develop the rudimentary skills and techniques that enable continued independent study. A refresher on Haskell syntax will be provided, however, it is highly recommended to practice with the syntax and development tools prior to obtain the best outcome for the day.
You will be 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 prior to the day.
PureScript Conf 2017
John A. De Goes, & Others
PureScript makes it easy to use functional programming to build real-world applications, and a growing number of companies have adopted the language for building rich web and nodejs applications.
PureScript Conf 2017 — the third edition of the popular mini-conference — returns this year to offer talks on the language, libraries, and ecosystem, as well as hacking sessions on open source projects.
To submit a talk or view the schedule, visit the website for the mini-conference.