Sun, 01 Feb 2009
Last Thursday night was the 11th meeting of FP-Syd, the Sydney Functional Programming group and we had just over 20 people show up at the Sydney offices of Thoughtworks to hear two speakers.
First up was your correspondent with a short presentation on the use Functional Programming languages (Ocaml and a bit of Haskell) at bCODE Pty Ltd a small venture capital funded startup in Sydney Australia.
The second presentation was by Paul Steckler who gave a 10000 meter view of PLT Scheme and its associated tools. Included in this presentation was a quick demo of Typed Scheme which adds static type checking (ie at compile time) to an otherwise dynamically typed language.
A big thanks goes to Nick Carroll and Thoughtworks for making their facilities available for FP-Syd. Thanks also to Paul for the scheme presentation.