F# Hands-On: Fractal Forest Dojo

6:30 to 7:00 pm   "n00b Presentation"  - Running code very. slowly. with the Replay Monad and BindFlow Server

Who: DC F#'s own Jason Kleban is a computer scientist, workflow specialist, and creator of BindFlow.  BindFlow is an enterprise-class, supremely expressive, and SDLC-optimized workflow server.  Jason will demonstrate the functional programming style inspiration for BindFlow as a Replay monad in F#.

Main Session 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

What: In this session, we'll have some fun, dig into some recursion and fractals, and create beautiful (one can hope...) tree drawings, along the lines of this one: 

... or maybe this one?

You can find more inspiring images at http://matthewjamestaylor.com/blog/create-fractals-with-recursive-drawing

This session will be organized as a dojo / interactive workshop. Come over, write some code together, and learn yourself some F# for great good! No prior experience required, F# beginners are very welcome - it will be a great opportunity to see F# in action, learn together, and see why F# is awesome.

To get the most from the session, please try and bring a laptop along with F# installed (ideally either MonoDevelop or Visual Studio Web Express/Full Edition). Check out fsharp.org for instructions on how to get F# ready on your machine.

To get the most from the session please try and bring a laptop along with F# installed (ideally either MonoDevelop or Visual Studio Web Express/Full Edition).

The best resource on setting up F# for various environments is the F# Software Foundation, where you can find instructions for Mac, Linux and Windows.

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.

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  • J. M.

    The presentation was useful and the dojo was fun. That's why I came!

    April 28, 2014

  • Khiem T.

    Just a quick note on logistics, we'll be using a different conference room today. It's through the door immediately to the right as you enter the building.

    April 24, 2014

  • Riccardo T.

    It will be a great "n00b Presentation" - Running code very. slowly. with the Reply Monad and BindFlow Server... A real world implementation to use and leverage Monad!

    April 23, 2014

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