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Progressive F# Tutorials NYC 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
This is the first Progressive F# Tutorials in NYC, following a succesful 2 days in London late 2011.
Join us for this 2-day, 2-track F# conference, covering the latest developments in the fast moving world of F# Programming.
Learn and share skills with others passionate about F# and some of the world's greatest experts authorities on F# -- including Don Syme! Also giving expert tutorials will be Rich Minerich, Tomas Petricek, Phil Trelford and many others. If you want to learn, and share F# practices -- we have made sure the Progressive F# Tutorials will be the place to be.
Coming soon! Follow #progfsharp for updates... and find some information below..
Tuesday 5th June 2012
09.00 - 09.30 WELCOME, REGISTRATION, COFFEE & TEA
Welcome to the Progressive F# Tutorials in NYC! We'll process your registration over a cuppa!
09.30 - 10.30 FUNCTIONAL-FIRST TECHNIQUES
Don Syme: With the advent of F# and other applied functional-first languages, we now regularly see people applying functional-first programming languages and techniques to quantitative finance, financial engineering, calculation engines and trading platforms. In this talk we’ll take a look at the business proposition for this class of language, taking a good look at the core value proposition of robust, efficient analytical programming. more...
10.45 - 13.45 BEGINNERS TRACK - F# KOANS
Chris Marinos: The F# koans will lead you on the path to F# enlightenment. Come with your laptop, an open mind, and willingness to learn. Leave with a better understanding of F#, functional programming, and test driven development. If you're new to F#, you'll learn the basics of the language and get your fingers working writing F# code right away. more...
13.45 - 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 - 17.30 BEGINNERS TRACK - F# CODE KATAS
Phil Trelford & Chris Marinos: After learning a bit of F# syntax and programming style, it is time to deepen your skills via code kata exercises. This session will help you shift into the functional mindset and you’ll learn about the functional approach to solving problems. more...
10.45 - 13.45 ADVANCED TRACK - TYPE PROVIDERS
Keith Battocchi & Don Syme: Type providers are one of the most important new features of F# 3.0, allowing users to get strongly typed access to a variety of data sources. more...
14.30 - 17.30 ADV TRACK - NUMERICAL COMPUTING
Tomas Petricek & Adam Mlocek: Many developers need to implement solutions which require some math or stat modelling. In this session we will show you how F# allows us to write elegant and expressive numerical code. You will work with matrices, random number generators and linear solvers. more...
Wednesday 6th June 2012
09.00 - 09.30 WELCOME, REGISTRATION, COFFEE & TEA
09.30 - 13.00 DSLS IN F#
Tomas Petricek & Phil Trelford: When designing software, developers often need to solve numerous instances of a single problem. Examples include writing business rules engine, detecting patterns in changing prices and many others. Domain specific languages (DSLs) provide a powerful mechanism for solving such problems – by designing a single composable library (or a language), we get a tool that can be used to solve a number of instances of the same problem. more...
13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH
We break for lunch
14.00 - 17.30 MYSTERY CODING CONTEST
Consider this the final exam for your two days of intense F# education. You will compete with your fellow track-mates for fun and prizes in a game of F# skill and wits which will be announced at the beginning of the session. While Rick will assist the Beginners' coding contest, Paulmichael will stand by the Advanced track. May the best F#'er win! more...
09.30 - 13.00 F# AND CLOUD NUMERICS
Roope Astala & Adam Jenklins: Does your model use too much memory to run on desktop, or simply take too long to run? Come and learn about Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics”, a mathematics and statistics library that lets .NET developers write algorithms that scale out from desktop to Windows Azure cloud. more...
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