Intro to FP 2, Ruby, a new location and a prize

Introduction to Functional Programming (part 2) - Jim Duey

Jim Duey will be providing the second in his series of talks introducing functional programming. Jim is an experienced FP mind that can often be found speaking at conferences on various topics like clojure, monads, etc.

Functional Programming in Ruby - Danny Purcell

Danny is a software engineer working on big data problems. His current obsession is Ruby and he is warming up to Clojure.  Danny will discuss Ruby as a transitional language when moving from imperative to functional programming techniques.

New Attendees

Welcome!  This is an easy meetup to get involved with.  There are no functional programming experience expectations or prerequisites of any kind, though some talks are more advanced than others.  Both talks at this event are well suited to help infuse functional programming ideas into an existing programming skill set.

Additional Notes

Kauffman Labs has been kind enough to host this event, so please make sure to come and see their outstanding facility.  Enter the Kauffman Foundation and take the hallway to the left for Kauffman Labs.  Park anywhere in the Foundation's lot.

I will update this post with food details when I know them.

O'Reilly has provided us with a book from their functional programming collection to give out as a prize at this event.  If you have any clever ideas on a game we can play to pick a winner, please send me an email.

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