This month we'll be diving into Haskell, the 7th language in the book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks," by Bruce Tate.
We'll be hearing about Haskell from Soeren Roerden, an experienced and accomplished Haskell, ML, and Scala developer. Soeren has many years of experience with Type Systems, Type Inferencing and Functional Language design and implementation.
"Haskell is unique among languages to have reached a reasonable popularity outside of academia in that it has a very strong type system, is lazy by default and pure.
It also introduced the use of type classes as a mechanism for ad-hoc polymorphism, a feature that turned out to be useful far beyond this particular application and has been reinvented or copied in different variations by other languages since then.
I will try to provide a good overview of the features and the design philosophy of the language beyond the scope of the book, assuming that everyone has at least partially read the chapter."
Pizza, beer and drinks will be generously provided by Meetup.com