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LambdaConf begins tonight!

From: John A. De G.
Sent on: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:53 PM


Greetings Scala Enthusiasts!

LambdaConf is just 5 hours away. If you act quickly and don't mind foregoing a t-shirt (we're sold out!), it's not too late to register! Registration fee is $75 and includes all official events.

Below is the email sent to conference attendees, which has some of the conference material for those of you who can't attend (slides & more coming soon!).


Here's a brief outline of what you need to know:

  • Pre-Conference Dinner: 6:00 PM Friday. Held at Scrib in Boulder, which is located at 2060 Broadway, Suite B1. Arrive a few minutes early to skip the registration lines and snag your official LambdaConf t-shirt! Note: We're still open for lightning talks if you want a chance to win a cool Sphero 2.0, kindly donated by Orbotix!
  • Conference: 7:00 AM Saturday. Held at the University of Colorado, in the ATLAS building. Registration will open at 6:50 AM, and a light breakfast (bagels & fruit) will be available. The welcome message and keynote begin at 7:15 sharp, so set those alarms early!
  • Dinner: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Saturday. Although not included in the registration fee, attendees are welcome to form groups and head to downtown Pearl for some grub. Explore Boulder's wonderful variety of affordable cuisines with fellow functional programmers!
  • Drinkup: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday. Held at SimpleEnergy in Boulder, which is located at 1215 Spruce Street, Suite 301. After a hard day's work at the conference, rest up, drink some Boulder-brewed beer, and schmooze with other fans of functional programming.
  • Hike & Brunch: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Held in the beautiful mountains and at Radda! Organized by Daniel Spiewak, go for a quick hike, and then have a hearty brunch -- all walkable from downtown Boulder! Meet up in the morning at 8:00 AM on Broadway, down by Boulder Creek.

The talks and workshops on the different tracks can be found on the official LambdaConf website!


If you are planning on attending any of the workshop sessions (generally all sessions 90 minutes or longer), then you need to bring a wifi-equipped laptop. Beyond this, individual workshops have very specific requirements, so please follow instructions carefully for the workshops you plan on attending.

Complexity & Reasoning in Functional Programming
  1. clone
  2. Follow the instructions in the README
A Lattice of Tightropes: Tradeoffs in Language Design

Download and install both Scala and SBT from

Scala Pattern Matching In-Depth

Download and install both Scala and SBT from Then download the contents of the following repository:
Learn Dependently-Typed Programming with Idris

Checkout the following repository or download the files to your computer:

Get a GHC installation with Cabal.


$ brew install ghc cabal-install


$ sudo apt-get install ghc cabal-install


Finally, install Idris with these command-line instructions:

$ cabal update
$ cabal install idris
Learn Functional Front-End Programming with PureScript

You need to install the PureScript compiler and clone the repository for LambdaConf.

You can find full instructions, links, and binaries here:

In addition, you may want bower and grunt, as well as the PureScript starter kit, which can be found here.

Building Web Apps with Clojure

The code for the workshop can be found here:

In addition, you should install JDK 7+, Leiningen build tool, and Heroku Toolbelt.

Macros, Modules, and Languages in Racket

The code for the workshop can be found here:

In addition, you must download Racket:

Learn Functional Game Programming with Scala

The code for the final portion workshop can be found here:

In addition, you must download and install Scala and SBT from

Final Words

To keep abreast of any last minute changes to this schedule, you should follow us on Twitter.

See you at the conference!



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