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Why Haskell Matters

  • Oct 19, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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Hi All!

Welcome to the first ever Haskell UnMeetup!

For our first event, Roman Gonzalez is going to discuss "Why Haskell Matters"

Specifically, Roman will touch on the follow points:

1. Main characteristics of the Haskell Programming Language
2. How lazy evaluation works
3. How to re-use code through composition and high-order functions

Roman spent two weeks this past summer in Utrecht, Netherlands learning Haskell from some of the top minds in the field. His insights will guide the discussion, however we should all come prepared with questions!

We will hit the Alibi Room after wards for a couple beers and to trade stories.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Cheers

Jesse.

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  • Martin S.

    Excellent crew.

    November 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    great first meeting.

    October 20, 2010

  • Vasili S.

    Great presentation. Normally when people with zero experience with functional languages learn about Haskell there's this moment when people have that blank stare being completely lost. But this was definitely not the case...

    October 20, 2010

  • Casey

    Apparently I learned I thing or two but I have been told I keep it well hidden. :D

    October 20, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome presentation Roman! And great convo at the Alibi Room after. Looks like for the next one we are going to solve some crazy math problems using Haskell. Will post that one up in a week or so.

    Thanks to everyone who made it out!

    Jesse

    October 20, 2010

  • Tim R.

    an excellent beginning which has left me excited to hear about the next meeting!

    October 20, 2010

  • Roman G.

    Hey guys, here are the pdf slides from the presentation last night
    => http://www.slideshare.net/romanandreg/why-haskell-matters

    The code is on the why_haskell_meetup.lhs file on this github repo
    => http://github.com/roman/haskell_meetup

    Is a LaTeX file with embedded Haskell code, this will compile in any Haskell platform, so give it a try. The Haskell code is grouped on the
    \begin{code}
    \end{code}
    blocks.

    Cheers.

    October 20, 2010

  • Roman G.

    Casey, probably we will tackle that, however not likely to be in this first reunion :-)

    October 14, 2010

  • Casey

    Also, can an inherently imperative operation, e.g. GUI, be made to have a more functional feel. :)

    October 13, 2010

  • Casey

    Hope to hear of Windows GUI techniques/tips. I have tried various installation techniques mentioned online for both wxWidgets and gtk2hs and still no luck/skill. :)

    October 13, 2010

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