Haskell - An introduction









Announcing: A meetup for Honolulu-based programming language enthusiasts

Talk #2: Haskell – An introduction
Thursday – May 24, 2012 – 7pm by Tim Newsham

7-7:15 - Refreshments

7:15 - 7:30 Intros

7:30 - 8:30 Talk

8:30 - 9 Q/A - Suggestions for "more Haskell" talks

THE SPEAKER: Tim Newsham, a prominent figure in computer security, was awarded a Pwnie Award (the "extreme excellence" kind) for Lifetime Achievement in 2008.  He has a Wikipedia page... enough said.

THE TALK: The Haskell programming language is unique, challenging and inspiring. Haskell is notable for its strong, static type system, its “lazy” evaluation and its adherence to strict functional purity. Programming in Haskell is very different from programming in C- and Lisp-like languages most programmers are familiar with. Simply learning Haskell can be a mind-expanding experience.

In this talk we will get a glimpse of Haskell, discuss what makes it unique and compare its features with those in other languages.

Some manner of pastry will be served.

Located at the Box Jelly 307c Kamani Street, inside Fishcake



Further planned talks:
– Functional Python – By Shu Zong Chen
– Clojure – An intro, setup w/ Emacs, Slime, Leiningen – by Kyle

Please forward to friends and interested enemies.

This series of talks aims to bring discussion and learning of interesting programming topics to Honolulu, not by importing speakers or exporting programmers (to/from the mainland), but by harnessing and growing our own talents locally. Think of it a first-rate programming conference, happening in slow motion, spread out across several months.

All participants are encouraged to present some material. Topics will be covered in talks and workshops by the members of this group. Subjects will come from a cohesive set of dynamic language concepts.


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