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Functional programming is the future; harden the f**k up.

Communities in Action-meetup!

This time around, we will have three talks covering some of our favourite functional flavours: Haskell, Scala and Clojure.

Clojure: The Secret to Success - Bodil Stokke

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world," Victor Hugo's famous cliché says, "and that is an idea whose time has come." Today, fifty years after John McCarthy invented the Lisp language, that time is finally upon us: Clojure is a modern Lisp dialect on the cusp of a breakthrough into the mainstream. This presentation shows you why the power of Lisp makes that breakthrough inevitable, and how you as a developer, architect or executive decision maker can triumph over your enemies and become richer than Gates by getting in early and turning this revolutionary technology into a key business advantage.


Scala: Everyday functional programming - experiences from a real world Scala project - Ellen Weber

Functional programming languages are fun to play around with. But how well are they suited for real world projects? Do all the fancy features actually provide an advantage? I will share my experiences from working with production Scala code
and show some nice and some nasty code examples.


Haskell: Modularity++ - Vidar Holen

Why Haskell? Impressive one-liners and functional philosophy is great, but why on earth would anyone think that maintainability and extensibility could be improved by replacing straight forward code with abstract mathematics? This talk tells the story of one procedural programmer’s reluctance to join the object oriented world, and from there, suggests the next logical steps in the same direction. Maybe “straight forward” isn’t as straight forward as it seems?


Communities in Action starts at 6 pm, we start up at about 8.15 pm after Baksia! Their last talk will be «Crash course in Erlang», something you should not miss! Join us for the awesomestestest community-event! 

Please sign up at Cantara as well, this will ease the work for the organisers of Communities in Action.

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  • Christian U.

    Supadupanais! Likte veldig godt Haskell talk og syntes Clojure virket interessant.

    February 11, 2012

  • John St. C.

    Very nice job, everyone! Typically well-done and funny talk by Bodil, and Ellen's talk was enthusiastic enough that it *almost* got me past Scala's horrendous syntax. Very sorry that I had to miss the Haskell talk.

    February 9, 2012

  • Øystein K.

    Great presentations, though I missed the last one due to some delay.

    February 9, 2012

  • Geir A.

    Impressively well run CiA track! Strong and well-made opening presentation followed by a tour de force of kick-ass talks on Clojure, Scala and Haskell. Very high quality presentations. Well done; kudos all round!

    February 9, 2012

  • Geir A.

    f**king awsum! kthxbai

    February 9, 2012

  • Ole Christian R.

    BTW: All talks will be in english unless otherwise noted!

    1 · January 17, 2012

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