Introduction to FP - George Wilson
What is functional programming? Where does it come from? Why are so many programmers being drawn to it? In this beginner-oriented talk we will answer these questions and learn what functional programming is, and importantly, what it is not.
FP in JS: Are we there yet? - Ben Kolera
This talk will step everyone through what it is like to write & test a modern web UI in:
And then we'll compare this (at a very high level) with the ideas from:
Om Next (Clojure)
Reflex Dom (GHCJs)
The intent of the talk is more to incite discussion and interest than to teach how to use these things, but hopefully we come away with:
Functional Programmers with an appreciation of where JS is heading and that it's a positive direction.
A good guidepost of what UI stuff to start with if you want a functional style and can't use an AltJS.
(Stretch goal) Maybe some JS devs may watch this and I convince them to take a dip in the other pool.
Breaking down some barriers, lively discussion and starting off 2017 BFPG with a non-traditional twist. :)