Past Meetup

Functional Programming with Rob Norris & Derek Slager

This Meetup is past

72 people went

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month


The correct address is 645 Elliott Ave W · Seattle, WA

How to find us

If you need help getting in the door, please text 480-329-6194.

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The May event is the first "distributed" meetup in conjunction with the Fun(c)tional Programming group (

Doors open at 6pm. Talks start at 6.30pm.

It will take place in two locations:
Expedia Elliott in Seattle (645 Elliott Ave W, Seattle)
Expedia HQ in Bellevue [masked]th Ave NE, Bellevue) and

Each location will have one speaker presenting in person and one speaker remotely:

Rob Norris will be presenting at Expedia Elliott
Functional Programming with Effects

The foundation of functional programming is values, pure functions, and function composition; but this lean model of computation seems to abandon real-world concerns such as partiality, exceptions, logging, mutable state, and so on. This talk introduces FP from first principles and demonstrates how we recover the expressiveness of imperative programming without sacrificing the benefits of equational reasoning, via effects.
Find Rob online:

Derek Slager will be presenting at Expedia HQ
A Functional Startup with Clojure
Amperity began its life just a little over two years ago, with the ambition to grow to a large and successful company powered by functional programming at the core. Derek will explain the rationale for using Clojure specifically, and where functional programming can (and can't) help as a startup company grows rapidly.
Find Derek online:

Talks will be recorded and posted on the Fun(c)tional Programming Youtube channel:

If you're not able to come in person, you can watch the live stream here:

You will have an opportunity to chat with other attendees and ask your questions to a speaker!

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