October Meetup at FabLab KdG

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Every 4th Tuesday of the month until January 21, 2020

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Dear meetup members,

For our October meetup we'll hold the yearly tradition of visiting KdG in Antwerp. This year we'll be visiting their new FabLab in Hoboken. We have two speaker confirmed for you. Janne Siera will talk about "Programming with pure functions" and Ben Bridts will talk about "Cloud-Native thinking; Serverless & evolving your architecture".

KdG will be providing some drinks but no food so you might want to eat something before you come over.

Getting to the venue: closest public transport stop is called "Halte Hoboken Heidestraat". Tram 10 and busses 33, 290 & 295 stop here. More info can be found here (Dutch): https://fablabkdg.be/contact

We hope to see you soon,

Dries & Rias

PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend.


19:00 Doors
20:00 Talks


Programming with pure functions by Janne Siera

Functional programming is taking the world by storm and with it comes the notion of programming with pure functions. We'll explore how this insight can help us build better software by improving how we reason about our programs. By learning about the mathematics of functions we'll build an intuition for thinking functionally, but we'll stay away from difficult mathematical notation or jargon. All code examples used in the talk will be in TypeScript, although we will stick to easy examples. No prerequisite knowledge of mathematics is required. The talk will introduce the concepts of Sets and Functions.

Speaker: Janne is an independent software consultant at Siera Solutions, he has multiple years of experience and currently works with F#/C#/TypeScript. He loves to learn about new ideas and apply them to create value in real-world projects. His latest avenue of exploration has brought him to functional programming and category theory.

Length: 40min

Cloud-Native thinking; Serverless & evolving your architecture by Ben Bridts

Software is evolving at a rapid pace, and new technologies like serverless allow us to build and operate applications in completely new ways. In this talk we will take a look at how we can leverage the cloud to build a modern application, different ways to pick components and why we should keep evolving our architecture.

Speaker: Ben has been using AWS since 2015 and works with businesses ranging from start-ups to enterprises. He provides architectural and operational support and shares his experiences along the way. Currently his favourite services are CloudFormation, Lambda, KMS, CloudFront, and Lambda@Edge. He pronounces AMI as A-M-I.

Length: 35min