Past Meetup

Functional Programming for the Web July 2016

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Join us for the Functional Programming for the Web Meetup!

6:30- Doors open for food and drinks

7:00- Intro 7:10- 2 or 3 speakers each with 20 minutes to talk followed by Q&A

8:30/ 9:00- Everyone is welcome to stay for some more drinks

Bodil Stokke, Trading Technologies
The Realist's Guide to Language Design

There's a bewildering amount of compile-to-JavaScript language options growing in popularity these days. Instead of pushing one more in front of your face, asking you to fall in love with its shininess based on a limited set of demoable features, I'd like to take a step back and examine some popular languages from a language designer's perspective. What benefits does this language offer? Why was it designed in this way? Which problems would this language be particularly suited to tackle? What would it be like working with this language day to day?

There's no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to language design - I'd like to show you, most of all, how to apply a critical eye when evaluating new programming languages

John Watson, GMX
Music Scores in the Browser

John will be speaking about how you can represent music scores in the browser and then play them using elm and web-audio. In particular, he will concentrate on how you might develop a functional parser for the ABC notation - a language widely used for notating traditional music scores.

We will record and live stream the event