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6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Training Room, Kathleen Syme Library,
251 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053
* Wen Lin, Using Linux/FOSS in non-alphabetic languages like Chinese
* Shannon Pace, Haskell
Using Linux/FOSS in non-alphabetic languages like Chinese
Wen will discuss different input methods on a keyboard first designed
only for alphabetic-base languages.
*Wen Lin* is currently the Treasurer of LUV (now part of Linux
Australia). He has been in the IT profession for about 30 years,
primarily in the system admin area - both Windows and Linux. He started
to be active in the Free & Open Source Community since 2004, inspired by
the first Software Freedom Day in Melbourne. Nowadays at work Wen is
using RHEL. In his own time, his distros of choice are Ubuntu/Lubuntu,
followed by Fedora & CentOS. For non-OS software, LibreOffice is one
that he has spent a fair bit of time with. Recently he has also been
fascinated with the wonder of Raspberry Pi. Wen has a particular
interest in introducing friends to using Linux and FOSS, quite often
breathing new life into old Windows PCs after converting them to Linux.
This talk will provide a wide-ranging overview of the Haskell
programming language, touching on the origins of functional programming,
how it differs from the imperative paradigm, and why Haskell is an
intruiging member of the functional language family. Basic elements of
the language will be used to demonstrate the power of functional
concepts such as purity and laziness, which will serve as a springboard
for understanding Haskell programs.
*Shannon Pace* is a software engineer working for Daisee on Lisa, a call
centre analytics system developed using Haskell.
Many of us like to go for dinner nearby after the meeting, typically at
Brunetti's or Trotters Bistro in Lygon St. Please let us know if you'd
like to join us!
Linux Users of Victoria is a subcommittee of Linux Australia.