24 February 2020
GridAKL Lysaght Building
Venue courtesy of Grid AKL.
No Curly: Automating C# to F# with the two compilers – Sam Williams
In this talk, Sam will first provide the motivations and goals of the project.
The second section will look at how the two compilers work (one of them is quite simple). The final section will discuss how the current tool works along with a few challenges that were solved/unsolved.
No prior knowledge of .NET is assumed, though it will be helpful. If you are new to functional programming this talk will be a great introduction as Sam will be sticking the basic building blocks of functional programming.
Functors – What Are They and Why Should I Care? – Boris Feron
Why have maps suddenly started appearing here and there in your favourite language? Why are people talking about Category Theory, and what is the difference between a function and a Functor? Aren’t they all the same?! If you are asking yourself this you are not alone! We will try to uncover some of these questions using Scala (and a little Haskell).