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

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


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.


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.


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 (

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.


Ramón and Joakim