I had a great time and met some good people. Brian did a great job in the presentation. I am kinda a noob at functional programming - just recently started studying Erlang a month ago and felt this was a good group to be part of. I look forward to future meetups and getting to know the other members better. Sorry for having to leave a little early. -Bob
0 · May 9
Since there was some interest in monads I thought I would post this: <a href="http://dev.stephendiehl.com/has...; What I Wish I Knew When Learning Haskell </a>
Specifically I liked this piece of advice:
Eightfold Path to Monad Satori
Don't read the monad tutorials.
No really, don't read the monad tutorials.
Learn about Haskell types.
Learn what a typeclass is.
Read the Typeclassopedia.
Read the monad definitions.
Use monads in real code.
Don't write monad-analogy tutorials.
That being said if you are going to read a monad tutorial see:
<a href="http://blog.sigfpe.com/2006/08/...; You Could Have Invented Monads! (And Maybe You Already Have.) </a>
Also I meant to ask if there was the possibility of doing another hack fest. Mostly just thinking along the lines of getting the chance for people to work on sides projects and discuss their work if they get stuck. We could even meet at pangea if getting a room is hard.
2 · May 8