Past Meetup

September Functional Katas

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Join us for another session of solving coding katas!

• Schedule

18.30 Welcome & pizza!
18.50 Introduce the kata, and form groups
19.00 We pair program on the kata
20.15 Share our solutions

• So what are katas again?

Katas are a fun way to practise coding, explore new programming languages and paradigms.

We choose a simple problem to work on, then form groups to pair program on a solution for about an hour. Each group chooses a programming language that they want to work in. At the end, groups show their solutions for fun and (non-)profit. Laughs are had.

While our user group has a focus on functional programming, using a functional programming language is not a requirement to participate.

• This all sounds wonderful, you interject, but I've never been to a Functional Kubs meetup/am a beginner in programming/have never used a functional language before, should I come?

A-bso-lu-tely! The goal of the katas is not to show you're the best 1337 programmer around. It's to have fun, and discover new programming languages and paradigms together. We try hard to make this meetup a welcoming place for everyone regardless of who you are and your programming level.

• I'd like to explore Haskell / Elm / Elixir, but not sure where to start?

Just give us a shout when we start pairing up people. If you're interested in let's say learning Haskell and solving the problem with it, we'll pair you up with someone who'd be comfortable with that.

• I'm all in! Where and how?

We'll be generously hosted by Toast, not far from Grafton St. Food and drinks will be provided. We're going to write code, so don't forget to bring a laptop! Doors open at 18.30, we'll get started at around 19.00.

• What to bring
Your Laptop, your open mind and a brief understanding of monads (just kidding)

• Find us
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunctionalKubs
On Slack: https://irishtechcommunity.com - #functional-kubs