Second Lambda Meetup

Will be some talks, code session with fun(ctions).

Program: Talks: - Ed Tsech - "Choose a language to start with FP" - ?? If you have prepared idea for talk just write to group. Discussion: - everything about FP Code session: - bring your laptops and ideas.

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  • Edward T.

    Discussion was super!

    August 15, 2012

  • Martin K.

    Hi guys,

    I also come from Java world, mainly Swing frontend apps - worked 5+ years on NetBeans IDE, two of them on Ruby support. I've got in touch with Python, tried bunch of FP languages(did not get much beyond kind of "Hello World"), tried some to grok some theory (DCPL, SICP), ...

    So in the end I put focus on Haskell where I made it probably a bit beyond Hello World - still beginner with brain infected by OO paradigm trying to read/use other's libraries, grok more advanced topics (monad transformers, various extensions, etc.) to be able to write more practical stuff.

    I'm interested in other FPLs (or hybrids, like Scala), but had to pick one to concentrated on. Haskell seemed to be most different and mind-bending one due to its lazy and pure nature.

    So I did not have a chance to use FP language as a job and I'm rather playing with my own little pieces in spare time trying to find a project of my dreams where I spend next 10 years with FP :)

    See you in few hours.

    Cheers,
    - m.

    August 15, 2012

  • Kamil T.

    Hey guys,

    my background is commercial usage of C,C++,PHP,Java and similar langs but I've been also interested in things such as Haskell, Datalog, scripting and obscure languages.

    I have been bitten by a number of unnecessary complexities DI frameworks, 2PCs, ORMs, app containers etc. Thinking of ways around all that led me back to FP (or FP-OO hybrids).

    For (consulting) development I use mostly Fantom (JVM based OO language with some FP goodies) and Java/Javascript. For new projects I'd like to introduce more Clojure (and maybe Clojurescript if feasible) into the pipeline. In practice, I also don't like persuading lobotomized theorem prover(*) (a type checker)) that every single piece of code looks the way I want it to look.

    I have nothing against zygohistomorphic prepromorphisms if there was a free workshop on that in a carribean resort need of deep thinking on the beach surrounded by young local girls.

    See you in the evening!

    ----
    (*) (tm), Gilad Bracha

    August 15, 2012

  • Jiri Z.

    Hi guys,
    I come from ordinary java web based IS development. Nothing that interesting.
    For the last 8 months, I have been writing REST based backend in Scala. We are not in production yet, but i managed to push one tiny service written in clojure out in the wild (hurray).
    The idea of functional, non conventional, style of programming is very appealing to me, and I am looking forward to meet more people with similar view.

    I am also the one who will be opening doors for you as you come to Inovacentrum, since by the time, there won't be any receptionists around to let you in. If you find yourself on the spot behind closed door, just ping me at[masked] and I will let you in.

    I also updated the map to point exactly in front of the inkubator building. It is currently under reconstruction and does not look so appealing, Here is street view of the place http://goo.gl/maps/JGwfo Looking forward to see (hopefully all of) you

    :J

    August 13, 2012

  • Daniel S.

    Hi,
    it would be good idea if everybody writes short introduction and few lines what you expect from the Meetup.

    I have good background in Scheme and Emacs Lisp. After several years with Oracle solutions I left consulting and now I working on my own projects. Last 3 months I am using Clojure and ClojureScript for development of web applications (so far - very pleasant experience :)

    I will not be able to talk about "zygohistomorphic prepromorphisms" either :) At the end I am pragmatic programmer and I like when programs grow under my hands :) However I respect and admire when I see people who think hard about problems. I am looking forward to meet people who are interested in FP and use it to solve real problems (in Clojure,Scala,Haskel,Erlang). I do not think that being newbie would be a problem. You always have some unique experience and others can learn from it (NoSQL,...). As a short "warm up" we can try to translate classic algorithms into FP language of your choice :)

    Dan

    August 13, 2012

  • Edward T.

    Hi Martin, we are quite small now, it's just start. It means there is no large talks list an stuff. We are just working on it. :) I've prepared talk about "Choose right language to start with FP." As far as I know it's just one prepared talk for second meetup for now.
    Newbies are allowed. We all are at least partially newbies. We are not going to discuss academic and teoretical things, only in applied form if it make sence. We are going to discuss practical and peagmatic stuff.
    We can meet outside of the building and I think it won't be a problem. Thank you for your Interest , and feel free to ask if you have other questions. Ed

    August 11, 2012

  • Martin K.

    Hi there. I have some of questions:

    a) if known, what program or talks are expected? Just coding session and pub? :)
    b) depend a bit on a) - are newbies allowed? If talks would be of kinds "Immerse into zygohistomorphic prepromorphisms", I'm afraid I would not apply :)
    c) is there a more detailed description how to get to the meeting point inside the building, for those who've never been there.

    Thanks,
    - m.

    August 10, 2012

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