Functional Programming in C# and Why F#

.NET / dotnet Amsterdam meetup
.NET / dotnet Amsterdam meetup
Public group
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17:45 doors open
18:00 - 19:00 walk-in, food & drinks
19:00 - 20:00 Josef Starýchfojtů - Functional programming in C#
20:00 - 21:00 Mikhail Shilkov - Why F#
21:00 - 21:45 chat & drinks

21:45 doors closing

Food will be served at the meetup, with omnivore, vegetarian and vegan options.

We would like to thank our sponsor Effectory ( for making this event possible.

Functional programming in C#

Functional programming has much to offer, but in time when we face and lack of developers, it is very challenging to find a lot of F #, Scala or Haskell developers. In this talk, we will slowly incorporate the main benefits of functional programming into C # with a much easier learning curve to functional concepts opposed to starting in purely functional languages as an OOP programmer.

Bio: Josef Starýchfojtů

Josef is a passionate functional programmer from Prague and loves to share his knowledge at conferences and meetups. He works at Mews ( as the Tech Lead of infrastructure and architecture.

You can find him on Twitter at, Github, and LinkedIn

Why F#
This talk is a gentle introduction to F#. We will look at some important concepts of functional programming, and learn why they are getting more adoption in the modern software industry. We will discuss F# as a functional-first language in .NET ecosystem, why it simplifies the functional style of programming, and how learning F# will make your C# code better too.

Bio: Mikhail Shilkov

Mikhail Shilkov is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Russian ex-pat living in the Netherlands. He is passionate about cloud technologies, functional programming and the intersection of the two.

In his spare time, you can find him answering “azure-functions” questions on StackOverflow, tweeting as @MikhailShilkov about serverless, blogging about functional programming at, or presenting the stories of serverless and functional adoption at conferences and meetups.


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