[Note: This is a special edition meeting at a different time and place than normal]
Eric Normand is a long time functional programmer excited to see it entering the mainstream. He loves teaching and cooking. You can learn Functional Programming from him at PurelyFunctional.tv (https://purelyfunctional.tv/) and read his thoughts in The PurelyFunctional.tv Newsletter (https://purelyfunctional.tv/newsletter). If you visit him in New Orleans, you can meet his wife and daughter. He'll even make you some gumbo if you tell him you're coming.
Note: This is not Eric :)