Sun, 21 Jun 2009

FP-Syd #16.

On Thursday June 18th we held the 16th meeting of FP-Syd, the Sydney Functional Programming group. The meeting was held at Google's Sydney offices and we had about 25 people attending to hear our two presentations.

This month we tried something a little different, 5 minute lightning talks. We had four lightning presenters :

Interestingly, none of the presenters managed to stay within their allotted 5 minutes but the time limits were not enforced.

Our main speaker of the evening was Eric Willigers who gave us an excellent introduction to the Clojure language, a LISP like language for the Java Virtual Machine. Eric started with the main data structures; lists, vectors, maps and sets, moved on to functions and macros before explaining Clojure's concurrency primitives.

All in all this was another most inspiring and enjoyable meeting. Thanks to all our speakers as well as Shane Stephens and Google for providing the venue.

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