Past Meetup

Nick Palladinos on The Essence of Functional Programming

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We are very excited to host Nick Palladinos for our very first meetup! Nick will be presenting on The Essence of Functional Programming ( by Phillip Wadler.


• Nick Palladinos on The Essence of Functional Programming:

The paper is full of beautiful ideas and introduces the notion of a monad as a program structuring mechanism. You can think of it as the first and best monad tutorial out there! For me personally is not only a beautiful written paper but also a milestone for my later intellectual development.


Nick Palladinos ( (twitter ( has more than 20 years of programming experience in many different programming paradigms and development environments. Over the years he has acquired great interest and expertise in applying functional programming techniques to various business domains. Nick is also a frequent speaker at various programming meetup groups and IT conferences.


Doors open at 6:30pm; the presentation will begin around 7pm.

Enter the building from the entrance right beside the parking lot and climb to the second floor.

After Nick's presentation, we will open the floor to discussion and questions.

We hope you will read the paper before the meetup, but don't stress if you can't. If you have any questions please add them on this event's thread.

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