What we're about

We're a group of passionate geeks looking to learn more about functional programming and how it can help us in our professional lives. Members range from absolute beginners through to advanced users. Everyone at any level is welcome to attend and/or speak.

Monthly meetups are sponsored and pizza is provided.

Lots of us hang out in the #bfpg IRC channel on Freenode, and are happy to answer questions, throw ideas around and generally banter.

Come along and bring your friends! We look forward to seeing you there.

The BFPG Organisers.

Upcoming events (1)

BFPG Meetup - February

Brisbane Square Library

Let's get BFPG meeting again. I asked the library for a free evening, and this is the one they gave me. I'll give a talk to kick things off and can discuss alternate places and times for future months.

Jack Kelly: Everything looks like a function these days
I've started noticing many pieces of data in my programs that basically serve as functions: a data type like `data Match a = Anything | This a` can be interpreted as a subset of functions `Eq a => a -> Bool`, witnessed by the function `match :: Eq a => Match a -> a -> Bool`. We'll look at the connection between functions and data in a few different ways, focusing more on practical implications than theoretical ones.

1800: Welcome and setup
1830: Talk - "Everything looks like a function these days"
1900: Q&A, planning for future events (timing, venue, topics, &etc.)
No later than 2030: Pack down and exit (booking ends 2100)

Food will not be available at the library. If there's interest, we'll find a nearby pub to continue discussion.

If you can't make it because there's another FP-adjacent meetup on (e.g., Elm, Lisp, Erlang, Elixir, Rust, Scala), please comment so we can try to plan around it in future months.

Past events (169)

Brisbane Tech Christmas Drinks

Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen

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