5th Functional Groningen Meetup

This meetup will be a bit denser in terms of information and will composed by two smaller talks, with some moments for discussion for every particular subject afterwards, and a open space. 

Because we have several new-comers since our initial meetup, the open-space can be used to introduce yourself to the group and show how you're currently using FP and what your personal roadmap is in terms of further implementation. 

I: Mark IJbema – Pragmatic Functional Programming

Mark will show how the concept of functional programming can be lifted into programming environments which aren't strictly functional. Working strictly with functional languages can be difficult in the day to day job, but doesn't disable you to use the best concepts of FP to create code which is easier to develop and maintain.

Question for the audience: how do you implement FP in non FP environments?

II: Gideon de Kok - Advanced Stream Abstractions

Gideon will compare two of the more popular abstractions for progressive stream processing and manipulation. Iteratees and Machines share a lot of properties and are used for the same task, but are also very different in terms usage and architecture. Which is the most versatile and easy to use and which one will shape the future of stream processing? Or is the cognitive load of both concepts to high to become mainstream and should we use simpler constructs?

Question for the audience: what streaming libraries / concepts have you used and which are you planning to use?

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  • Fokko Tom D.

    Very nice subjects. I like the different perspective, i.e. the Ruby point of view. I liked the advanced stream handling, but the Haskell was a bit too deep for me ;)

    October 10, 2013

  • Kilian E.

    Definitely interested in the topics, but still not sure whether I can make it. Will be a last minute decision. :)

    October 9, 2013

  • Remko B.

    If we're still looking for material as a newcomer I think it might be interesting if everone gives a short introduction explaining what they are using functional programming for at the moment and why they chose a functional program.

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • Tijn van der Z.

      So do you want people to present some slides, or would it be a more informal one?

      October 9, 2013

    • Gideon de K.

      Anyway you like!

      October 9, 2013

  • Kilian E.

    Any news about the topic of the meetup?

    October 8, 2013

    • Gideon de K.

      Will update, the speaker I had for this month cancelled last week, so there will be multiple (shorter) talks.

      October 8, 2013

    • Gideon de K.

      Currently two in, still looking for one or two more, so if anyone has something interesting to share!

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the start time intentionally earlier than normally (19:00 vs 19:30)?

    October 8, 2013

  • Fokko Tom D.

    Guys, I am really looking forward to the meeting. Currently I am not very experienced, but hopefully that will evolve over time. I have ordered the book Programming Scala by Venkat Subramaniam, but still waiting for the mailman :'(

    October 6, 2013

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