Monads by Example

First "n00b Presentation"

6:30 to 7:00 pm   Khiem will present F# Types, Syntax


What: A monad is a very universal sequencing pattern that shows up in nearly all programming, but their expression is particularly refined and flexible in Haskell. In this talk, I hope to explain where they show up, how they’re beneficial in pure and functional code, and what kinds of power one can achieve by using them pervasively. Many of these ideas can be translated to F#’s computation expressions and so Haskell may be useful as a test bed for new monadic designs before translation.

Who: Joseph Abrahamson  is the co-founder of Reify Health where he builds technology to make real-time, continuous clinical research possible. Prior to that he was a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University studying statistics and machine learning. He’s been programming functionally for nearly a decade and has focused on using Haskell for the last 2 years. He’s very interested in how language can be a tool for expressing and analyzing difficult domains for beginners and experts alike.

Pizza and Raffled off prizes for all the attendees

Where: B-Line Medical is located 2 blocks south of the Dupont Circle metro stop (red line). Exit on dupont south and the building is at the corner of 19th and N street NW. Driving is not encouraged as parking will be extremely difficult. The building needs a key card to get in after 6pm but Riccardo and Khiem will be hanging around outside to let people in. B-Line medical is on the first floor of the building right around the corner at the end of the hallway.

Can't make it? We'll be recording our meetup and posting it to our youtube

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  • Khiem T.

    I uploaded the video of Joseph's great presentation to our YouTube channel ( Apologies for the recording starting 10 minutes late.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Dave

    Excellent and stimulating

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Commenting non-committaly—love to hear everyone's feedback, though!

    March 28, 2014

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