The third installment of the popular Cross Functional Meetup with two great speakers, and plenty of time to chat with fellow functional programming enthousiasts.
@headinthebox - wikipedia
Erik Meijer is an architect in the Microsoft SQL server division where he currently works together with the Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft Visual Basic language design teams on data integration in programming languages.
Prior to joining Microsoft he was an associate professor at Utrecht University and adjunct professor at the Oregon Graduate Institute.
Erik is one of the designers of the standard functional programming language Haskell98 and more recently the Cw language.
Talk: Fundamentalist Functional Programming
This talk argues that fundamentalist functional programming-that is, radically eliminating all side effects from programming languages, including strict evaluation-is what it takes to conquer the concurrency and parallelism dragon.
Client Services Engineer at Basho Technologies
Chris is a Client Services Engineer at Basho Technologies. He works closely with customers to build solutions with Riak, the open-source distributed database. Prior to working at Basho he helped develop trading platforms for the Option/Equity markets
Talk: Riak Pipes -More info soon-