Dear fellow LUV members,
Compose::Melbourne is running again this year, coming up in just
over a week:
It's a two-day event, aimed at building and supporting the
functional-programming community in Melbourne. So if you're at
all interested in functional programming, newbie or expert, come
along and learn and meet people sharing that interest.
I know this is not Linux-specific, but most of the main
functional-programming systems are FOSS (and Linux-friendly),
and functional programming is being increasingly adopted in
industry. See for example, Katie Miller's talk at linuxconfau
last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlTO510zO78
So I figured it might be of interest to LUV members, in much the
same way as PyConAU.
Day One, Monday 28 August, is the conference, with about a dozen
presentations on functional programming (FP) through the day,
including keynote by Andrew Sorensen, "Sound Synthesis in the
Day Two, Tuesday 29 August, is the "unconference": an informal
day of getting together to share FP ideas and experience, although
we will be running a few workshops and sessions, including an
Introductory Haskell workshop for beginners.
Day Two, the unconference, is a free event. No need to
register, although it'd be a good idea to register for the
Introductory Haskell workshop if you plan to attend that, since
we expect it to be popular. And for that you'll need to bring a
laptop with haskell-stack already installed. (If you run into
trouble installing haskell-stack, we can help you on the day.)
Day One, the conference, requires paid registration, $58.56
concession, $173.51 full price. We really want to help build
the diversity of the FP community, so we have some free tickets
available as well. Please contact the Compose::Melbourne
committee on composemel-admin(a)googlegroups.com for details.
Most information is on the website, but you're welcome to get in
touch with me if you have any questions, via ljk+compose(a)ljk.id.au.
— Smiles, Les (also Compose::Melbourne committee member).