May: Introduction to FP & Haskell: Alex Smith; Post Incident Review: Klee Thomas

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What we'll do

In May we've got Alex Smith speaking about an Introduction to Functional Programming and Haskell and Klee Thomas speaking about how to run a Post Incident Review.

We'll have free pizza and a drone to give away thanks to our sponsors. Banlaw and Saphi.

Alex's talk will introduce Haskell, an advanced, lazy, purely functional programming language. Alex will flesh out the philosophy of Haskell by working a simple project. The aim of the talk is to stimulate discussion on programming language design and the impact of language design on how developers think about problems and their solutions.

Klee's talk will take you through what a Post Incident Review is, why they're important for an agile and self improving culture, along with strategies for running them and going beyond simple root cause analysis to help keep them blameless.

Alex is a practising mechanical engineering in the built environment with a focus on computation techniques and building digital infrastructure for solving problems related to fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He has a keen interest in teaching software development and functional programming.

Klee is a Senior Software developer at nib, co-organiser of the Newcastle Coders Group