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Bucharest FP #2

Salutare,

Am plăcerea să vă anunț cea de-a treia ediție Bucharest FP după un hiatus de aproximativ 4 ani. Ediția de față este, totuși, prima cu prezentări.

Fără a tărăgăna prea mult, vă invit joi, 17 iulie, de la orele 19:00 în sediul Thales Systems Romania pentru a-i asculta pe Vlad Ureche și Alexandru Nedelcu vorbind despre câteva lucruri bune din Scala.

Vlad Ureche — Miniboxing: Specialization on a Diet

Vlad Ureche is a PhD student at EPFL, in the Scala Lab. Working on transforming programs to efficient bytecode. Specialist in Scala specialization.

Abstract: Miniboxing is a research project at EPFL aimed at improving the performance of generic code running on the Java Virtual Machine. It is implemented as a Scala compiler plugin, and can speed up generics by up to 22x when used for numeric types, such as integer or double.

Adriana Bălan — Category Theory for Functional Programming

Adriana Bălan is a lecturer at the Department of Mathematical Methods and Models, University Politehnica of Bucharest, where she works since 1997. She has obtained her PhD in Mathematics in 2008 at the University of Bucharest, with a thesis on Quantum Groups Theory. Currently, her main research interests focus on Category Theory and its applications in Logic and Computer Science, particularly on coalgebraic logic.

Abstract: Category Theory, albeit has origins in algebra and topology, has found use in recent decades for Computer Science and Logic applications. For example, Category Theory is an increasingly popular setting for describing the semantics of functional programming languages. Also, the categorical paradigm has influenced the language design, and given rise to several of the language elements, like functors, monads and arrows.
This talk will introduce the language of category theory, limited to the most elementary and important notions and results, with an eye towards its applications to and correspondences with Haskell.

Alexandru Nedelcu — Building Higher-level Abstractions with Scala

Abstract: Managing complexity is what makes or breaks software systems. Scala is a language that provides the proper tools to build resilient and responsive systems that can be evolved. In this presentation we'll discuss why Scala is a better OOP language than Java, what functional programming is and how it can solve day to day issues and we'll touch on immutability, higher-order functions, type-classes and monads.

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