This months event/workshop
• Main Session (~60min): An Introduction to Functional Programming by Andreas Pauley
• Tool Session (~10min): WiX by Andre Odendaal
Main Session Details
Functional Programming has received increased attention in recent years.
Some people claim that it provides important benefits to programming, but it seems somewhat inaccessible. You have to navigate through lots of academic-speak and look at examples that might only make sense to a professor in mathematics.
In this presentation I try to present some of the essential ideas behind functional programming, with simple examples first in Python and then in Haskell.
What do you need to know in order to enjoy this talk?
I have made some of the following assumptions about the kind of developer who will benefit from this talk:
1. You are a programmer using any programming language
2. You can read Python examples (it's WAY shorter on slides than C# or Java)
3. You are interested enough in improving your code that you are willing to challenge some common assumptions.
Who can attend/cost?
This event is open to EVERYONE, so if you have been working in software dev for 10 years, or just starting out even if you still in university or even high school - come along!
Cost: This is the best part - it is FREE!
What you need to bring?
No machines will be needed - just a questioning mind.
Where in Microsoft will we meet?
We usually meet in one of the meeting rooms inside Microsoft. If you are not sure on the room, look out for our pullup banner outside the room - alternatively phone me (Mark) on[masked] and I will come and find you!
Dinner and drinks afterwards
Microsoft has sponsored drinks and supper (usually Pizza) after the talk, so if you like being social come and chat after the meeting and get some grub.