Past Meetup

MF#K: Functional Programming Languages - Why, where and how

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Every last Tuesday of the month

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SHORT:

Join the Functional Copenhagener Meetup Group (MF#K) and learn why functional programming is currently gaining support from the biggest players in the industry.

LONG VERSION:

Get an introduction to the use, origins and benefits of functional languages from Joakim Ahnfelt-Rønne and Ramón Soto Mathiesen - both active in the Functional Copenhagener Meetup Group in Copenhagen.

Reliable, adj: To deliver the same result every time.

A purely functional program is a program that, given the same input, delivers the same result every time.

The event will be divided in two:

the first part will be a talk about building reliable software using functional programming in the face of real-world problems, such as networking, concurrency and file systems; and second part will be more of a practical talk where we all will be coding functionally but without using a computer, it's going to be fun, no pun intended. Functional languages differ from imperative and object oriented languages in a number of ways, implying both strengths and weaknesses. Notable functional languages are Haskell, Erlang, Scala and F#, followed by Lisp, Clojure, OCaml among others.

Joakim and Ramón are both experienced developers and eager to share their experience and enthusiasm with others. The Functional Copenhageners Meetup Group is a community for coders and other enthusiasts working with functional languages in various software projects that aim to reach production.

DISCLAIMER:

These talks are aimed to people who want to hear/learn about functional programming languages without any prior knowledge to them. The talks are also language-agnostic, we focus on the paradigm and not so much on a specific implementation.

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We have set up a collaboration with Prosa, who generously offered to provide a location for our regular meetups. Please see Prosa's Calendar for more details: Prosa Calendar (https://www.prosa.dk/kalender/hele-kalenderen/)

The ADA meeting room fits about 25 people and if we need more space, we can use the canteen (PASCAL), which has a capacity of +50.

Regards,

Ramón and Joakim