Go Beyond Higher Order Functions: A Journey into Functional Programming

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Advanced Technology Development Center - ATDC

75 5th St NW (Community Room), Atlanta, GA, 30308 · Atlanta, GA

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Elevators are to the right of the reception desk. The Common Room is on the second floor.

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For our August talk, we have the pleasure of having Mr. Lex Sheehan, author of the book "Learning Functional Programming in Go: Change the way you approach your applications using functional programming in Go", speak about his journey into Functional Programming!

Join Lex as he shares his journey into FP as a retrospective; it should be great introduction to folks to using FP in other languages (especially those with built-in support for first class functions).

Our journey will include:
* high order functions in javascript (lodash)
* functional programming in Ruby
* going deeper in FP with Scala
* learning Haskell to gain a broader understanding of FP
* the history of FP and what Category Theory has to do with FP
* challenges & opportunities of incorporating FP techniques in Go

If you haven't done so yet, also check out Lex's book: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Functional-Programming-Lex-Sheehan-ebook/dp/B0725B8MYW