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Functional Programming With The Stars 2013

Functional Programming With The Stars is back for another year with a very special line-up of guests, thanks to the YOW! Australia Developer Conference. 

This year we are planning a panel-style event, where through a set of pre-moderated questions and audience interaction you'll be able to have a rare insight into the thoughts and vision of these top FP minds. There will also be afternoon tea and drinks catered for so that we have plenty of networking time afterwards. 

We're very glad to be able to announce that the speakers who have volunteered their time are:

Aaron Bedra - Co-author of Programming Clojure, Application Security Lead at Braintree

• Daniel Spiewak - Scala / Clojure Developer

• Douglas Crockford - Author of JavaScript: The Good Parts, Inventor of JSON, Chief Scientist at Paypal

Julien Verlaguet - Software Engineer at Facebook, OCaml Developer

Philip Wadler - Principal Designer of Haskell, Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at University of Edinburgh

Steve Vinoski - Architect at Basho Technologies, IEEE Internet Columnist

Tony Morris - Functional Programmer at NICTA

Tickets will be sold to help cover the costs of the venue and food; to secure a ticket you must RSVP on Eventbrite at the link below: 

Special thanks must go to the YOW! Conference for lending us some amazing panellists for the afternoon, as well as Red Hat and NICTA for coming on board as sponsors and the folks at iseek for pitching in to help cover the food costs, as they do for every BFPG meetup. This event would not be possible without the generosity of these four organisations.

Get your thinking caps on for good questions to ask our all-star functional programming panel. You can submit your questions through this web form.

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  • Robert D.

    Really cool!

    December 9, 2013

  • Robert E.

    Insightful questions, an entertaining panel and great networking afterwards.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    Thanks for organising this. It was a good panel, just sad I couldn't stay for drinks afterwards!

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Razan P.


    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Video crew

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Rob M.

    I've been asked (from overseas) if these sessions will be videoed. It's usually possible, but there are a few permissions to obtain and logistics to work out. Will advise once we can say with certainty.

    October 30, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • iSeek Communications

    Coverage of the cost of pizza for attendees


    Venue sponsor, and provides pizzas and drinks for Hack Nights

  • Red Hat

    Venue sponsor

  • Skedulo

    Coverage of the cost of pizza for attendees

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