It was a great meeting and great to chat with other members.
0 · March 11, 2011
Darren Platt’s well-organized lecture was a great introduction to F# for those familiar with Python, and provided a peek into the Python world for those familiar with F#. He hit all the high points of functional programming with F#, provided links to lots of good resources for getting started in F# (I can vouch for http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/F_... being a great place to start), and walked through some very interesting code examples to whet the appetite of newbies. He only covered a fraction of his longer introductory presentation, and it was enlightening even for those a little more familiar with F#. He stuck around after the presentation for some interesting conversations with the audience. I can honestly say after this meet-up I can better articulate in my own mind what makes functional programming special.
0 · March 9, 2011