I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of functional programming – I learned ML as an undergraduate and it was the programming language with which I had the most resonance. My (programming) career was primarily Lisp-based and since the move into management the only language that’s really inspired be to begin programming again is clojure.
I’m also personally very excited that there is so much interest in FP these days.
Given this, it was only natural that I’d put together a new functional programming event here in Cambridge.
I’m pleased to announce FP Day 2011 will take place at Lucy Cavendish College on October 14th and doubly-pleased that Simon Peyton-Jones and Don Syme have agreed to keynote the event.
I’ve put together a programme of hands-on sessions on Haskell, Clojure and F# and am sourcing some short talks to round out the day.
Booking is now open for the event. And as usual if you want the luxury of booking late you’ll end up paying more. You have been warned…
If the event is a success then we’ll hopefully see future FP days as an annual event.