FUDCon Pune 2015

Pune, 26th to 28th June, 2015


26th to 28th June, 2015 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Website: FUDCon Pune 2015


MIT College of Engineering
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June 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Haskell is good for you


Haskell is a modern, general-purpose purely functional programming language, with lazy semantics, strong static typing, and a passionate community. Haskell's powerful type system with type inference, type classes, and pure higher order functions and monads give it a formal mathematical beauty and expressiveness not available in many other languages.

In this talk I will:

introduce the Haskell functional programming language
explain with examples how it can help you become a better programmer
discuss compiler performance and how Haskell is good at concurrency and parallel programming
talk about the Fedora Haskell SIG, its work and how to contribute
describe some well-known and cool Haskell projects: Hakyll, pandoc, Warp and Yesod, XMonad, Yi and shell-scripting.
describe resources for learning Haskell and joining the community

The talk is aimed at people who have basic programming knowledge and are interested in learning about functional programming. It will also be useful for those interested to know about the Fedora Haskell SIG.

Some links:

http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/ (markup converter)
http://xmonad.org/ (window manager)
http://www.yesodweb.com/ (a web framework)
Warp can "provide performance on a par with nginx" - http://www.aosabook.org/en/posa/warp.html

Hall: D203 [2nd Floor] Track: Main Conference Type: Talk