* There are four (4) cohorts running at the same time, two (2) in this time slot
* Pictures will be taken at the event and will be published on the Meetup event
The Vancouver Functional Programming Meetup is sponsoring a space where people interested in learning the language can work together doing exercises from the book Haskell From First Principles (https://haskellbook.com/). Participants are expected to have their own copy of the book, and do all required readings and [at least attempt the] exercises before group sessions. Can't afford the book? (ex. you're a student) Let us know and we'll try to find you a book sponsor.
Why would I ever learn Haskell? ==============================
* Functional Programming (FP) is becoming more prevalent in our industry as time progresses, understanding it has become a crucial aspect if you aim to land at a software gig. We argue Haskell is one of the best languages there is to learn FP given it forces you to think in FP terms to use it effectively
* Haskell enforces some of the best software development practices by default, in the beginning, the language may feel constrained to work with, but as time progresses you'll get insight around the *why* the language is designed explicitly in that way, and what is better, how you can replicate that in your day to day language to avoid accidental complexity in your software.
What to bring ==============
Your laptop to work on exercises with others in the group.
Unbounce (new office) 400-401 West Georgia Street Vancouver
This meetup is intended as a general functional programming community gathering space for people of all levels.
Activities include helping people looking for support starting when learning functional language(s), techniques & concepts, people to explore their nth functional language, experienced people to mentor and give back, or looking to connect with other people on projects.
We will be looking for speakers on general topics or intros to specific functional languages. If anyone has an interesting project or question, please feel free to post on the meetup page!
We cultivate a safe space, where everyone is welcome. This is not a competitive sport! We share a passion, and help each other flourish in our endeavours.