OCaml introduction for beginners

Fairly simple and general introduction of OCaml for beginners, to get the taste of the language and get this meetup group on the tracks. OCaml knowledge is not required, but programming experience in general is desirable. Bring your laptop for the hands-on experiments.

About the venue : http://www.theoffice.com.sg/where.php

It is immediately close to the Chinatown MRT exit (turn right when you get out), an imperceptible door next to the fruit shop leading to the second floor. If you get lost - call me at[masked] :)

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  • Igor

    Thanks everybody for coming, hope you enjoyed the talk. I am greatly interested in any kind of feedback - and especially negative - so that future meetings can be more effective. Currently I've got the following ideas that I agree with :

    * have a short intermission after one hour
    * explain function evaluation example earlier in the course
    * do not dive into recursive functions too much or prepare slides to explain visually

    Regarding future meetups I am open to suggestions on topics and venues (is it possible to rent a room with wifi and projector in the university?).

    Also I would like to try a workshop format some day - several small teams solving one specific task, to promote practical approach.

    March 19, 2014

    • Jason y.

      > Regarding future meetups I am open to suggestions on topics and venues (is it possible to rent a room with wifi and projector in the university?).

      try http://www2.blk71.com...­

      March 20, 2014

    • Igor

      IIUC they are only available during working hours at weekdays, so not an option for now.. But will keep in mind, thanks!

      April 1, 2014

  • Igor

    Some useful links :
    http://ocaml.org - community site with tutorials
    http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/manual-ocaml/ - reference manual
    http://try.ocamlpro.com/ - interactive OCaml toplevel in browser

    March 19, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Yes interesting especially functional programming aspects. Though perhaps should use less convoluted jargons. After all, we not attending a class by a professor needing to justify his tenure to the Uni... :p

    March 20, 2014

  • Sundy Wiliam Y.

    Good introduction on OCaml by just focusing on the important topic

    March 20, 2014

  • Fred

    Nice intro which helped highlight many of the differences between OCaml and Common Lisp, which is the other FP language I wanna dive into. Will consider after I spend more time. Thanks for organising!

    March 18, 2014

  • Jun F.

    Sorry, I caught cold. I hope I could participate the next time.

    March 18, 2014

    • Igor

      Get well soon, will be glad to see you at next meeting.

      March 18, 2014

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