Functional Brighton is a Brighton, UK meetup group that aims to bring together people interested in functional programming. We hope that it will complement London-based groups (eg. the London Scala User Group, Hoodlums, F#unctional Londoners, etc.), giving Londoners an excuse for a trip to the seaside and Brightonians some relief from the train.

After the very well attended first meeting we've settled on the third Tuesday of the month for meetups. Unless announced otherwise, we'll meet at The Skiff at 7pm.

Topics for future meetings could include,

  • Essentials of functional programming
  • Real world experiences with functional styles
  • Mixing functional code into existing imperative/OOP codebases
  • Functional programming language specifics: Scala, Haskell, F#, Erlang, Ocaml, Clojure, Scheme
  • Functional idioms in non-functional languages
  • Static vs. dynamic typing
  • Concurrent, parallel and distributed computing in a functional style
  • Data visualisation, scientific programming, numerical methods, optimisation and GPUs.
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Welcome to Functional Brighton!

Recent Meetups

  • December 16 · 7:30 PM

    Lenses

    28 Members | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    Just in time for Xmas we'll be unwrapping Lenses, and basking in the warm glow of beer and mince pies. Lenses are a concise tool for manipulating nested data while... Learn more
  • October 23 · 7:00 PM

    Reignite!

    21 Members | 4.50

    Yes, it's time for a planning event!  We will chat and reignite Functional Brighton with suggestions for what we want to run this season. If you've not been to a... Learn more
  • June 4 · 7:00 PM

    Lambda Expressions in Java 8

    15 Members | 5.00

    With the launch of Java 8, the language has just gained one of the must-have features for functional programming: functions (specifically, lambda expressions). This... Learn more
  • May 20 · 7:30 PM

    Getting Clojure

    30 Members | 4.50 | 1 Photo

    Dan has kindly stepped forward to show us Clojure. Lisp is always cropping up on those lists of languages that should be learned because they "fundamentally change the... Learn more
  • April 15 · 7:30 PM

    Functional Improv Night

    16 Members | 5.00

    A different format for April: armed with a pile of post-it notes, we'll gather ideas for what we want to look at, vote on them, and then dive in... This is a format... Learn more
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