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Why Functional Programming Matters

Andreas Pauley will be giving us an introduction to functional programming: what it is in essence, how it differs from object-oriented programming and what the benefits are.

Andreas founded a functional programming user group called Lambda Luminaries. ( His development background is in Python and Smalltalk. He is currently working as an Erlang developer.

Time: 25/06/[masked]:30 for 18:00
Location: Chillroom – Internet Solutions – Le Mans Building – The Campus – Cnr Sloane and Main
17:30 – 18:30 Drinks and pizza :)
18:30 – 19:30 Presentation
19:30 onward networking and more drinks…

There's been a change in sponsor for Monday's JUG. Pattern Matched Technologies will now be sponsoring the event:

Pattern Matched Technologies (PMT) has become a serious player in the telecommunications industry, focusing on bespoke application development and hosted, or full-ownership solutions.  Their core offering is Convergent Voucher and Real-Time Distribution Solutions ™  all in the Mobile- Value, Commerce and Payments arena for retail, banking and MNO clients.  The company prides itself on Powering Interoperable GSM and Financial Transactional Solutions ™.

I hope to see you all there!

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  • Mark C.

    Great intro into functional programming.

    July 4, 2012

  • Andreas P.

    Thanks for all the great feedback, I really appreciate it. Here is a link to the slides:

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk last night by Andreas. He was very informative and kept my interest the whole time.

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    An interesting & relevant topic and the speaker did a fantastic job of introducing it clearly and opening the mind to the possibilities.

    June 26, 2012

  • Schalk H.

    Excellent introduction to FP!

    June 26, 2012

  • Andreas P.

    On my way from Woodmead

    June 25, 2012

  • Michael W.

    I'll be there in 20. Go through the doors at the foot of the stairwell, cross the courtyard and through the doors on the left.

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sitting in reception with no idea where to go. Anyone else at this event yet?

    June 25, 2012

  • Michael W.

    Oops... um someone will be there between 17:00 and 17:30. Until then, there is a 9 hole golf course on the property :)

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damn traffic. If it doesn't make you late, it makes you super early

    June 25, 2012

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