Past Meetup

Functional Programming: Technical Reasons to Adapt with Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

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We will be part of the "Night before NDC" happening and Venkat Subramaniam has agreed to do the talks for us.

Functional programming is receiving much attention recently. Most mainstream languages, including C++, Java, and C# now support lambda expressions and functional style. Why is there a sudden interest in adapting something that was largely ignored for decades? What are the technical reasons, how do we benefit, in what ways can using these techniques make our applications better and our development efforts easier as well? In this technical presentation we will learn about the technical underpinnings of functional programming, the fundamental problems they address, and the large impact of those on application development.

We meet with all the other meetups at 17:00 in Oslo Spektrum for food, drinks and socialize a bit. The talk start at 17:30 and will be two times 45 minutes.

We do a double booking at this event, since NDC needs to know who to let inn to Oslo Spektrum. Please RSVP here and get a free ticket (as in free beer) here:
NDC the night before free ticket (

Hope to see you there, Venkat is a great speaker.

About the speaker :

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc. and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions.

Hope to see you there.