We are excited more than ever to announce our next meetup, because we are lucky to have some Big Names on our speaker list this time.
# Speakers and talks
Thanks to the Build Stuff 2015 (http://buildstuff.lt/) conference, many software development experts are going to be in Vilnius next week. We have managed to lure in some F# enthusiasts speaking at Build Stuff to also come enlighten us and give us a view of functional programming from their camp!
## Rachel Reese (http://rachelree.se/), Type Providers
Our first speaker is Rachel Reese, who’s among other things (http://rachelree.se/about/) a math geek, an F# MVP and a big voice in the F# community.
She will introduce us to a very cool feature of F# called Type Providers, which can be used to achieve type safety when interfacing with external entities.
## Phillip Trelford (http://trelford.com/), Generative Art in F# and OCaml
Phillip Trelford is a very early F# adopter and advocate and the co-author of F# Deep Dives (https://www.manning.com/books/f-sharp-deep-dives).
He will entertain us with a talk on generative art done functionally! Expect some pretty pictures and elegant functional code.
Date: Thursday, November 19, 19:00
Location: 102 auditorium, VU MIF, Naugarduko g. 24, LT-03225 Vilnius
(entrance through inner yard or Šaltinių street)
Map: here (https://www.google.lt/maps/place/Faculty+of+Mathematics+and+Informatics,+VUfirstname.lastname@example.org,25.2716828,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m2%213m1%211s0x46dd946db549699f:0xc50ce545ac33a4ff?hl=en)
Please RSVP here (http://www.meetup.com/functional-vilnius/events/226279175/).
# f(by), ticket lottery
Our friends in Belarus (http://dev.by/) are inviting us to join their first, international conference on Functional Programming – f(by) (http://fby.by/en/). It will happen on the 28th of November in Minsk, with a focus on Scala and Haskell.
What’s even more, they promised us a free ticket, that we are giving away to our community, so please come to the meetup for a chance to win one!