Hi there.

Thanks to Richard Dalton, we now have a meetup.com home. It seems like a better place to work as a group so from now on just go to http://www.meetup.com/FunctionalKats/

Our next event is on the 12th of August 2014 , it will be an intro to F# workshop.

There will be no more updates here from now on (unless we see a lot of people misses this medium)?

See you there

Lets write some functional code!!

All levels welcome :D

When: 15th July - 7pm

Where: Engine Yard

  • Learn functional programming with people from different backgrounds and interests
  • Practice functional coding skills by working on fun problems
  • Compare the solutions with other languages

We need to get some small and medium problems to solve, I was thinking perhaps implement some well know algorithms and/or data structures? I see a lot of differences in ways to implement this and it might be valuable to explore this, suggestions welcome, but we could start with 

- Trees

- Tries

- Any of the text search algorithms

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Suggestions very welcome

This event is free but registration is required

Where: Engine Yard

When: 17th June 7pm. We start at 7.30pm

Why

A language designed by a guy with the most amazing name ever, Haskell Curry.

In this workshop we will hear about one of the most interestingly typed systems: Haskell

When preparing this workshop the amazing Dom, Jean-Pierre  and Miles assumed that you are already comfortable with 1+ programming language, and maybe you do some functional programming .

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This is a free workshop but you need to register

Please note date change!! 

Lets write some functional code!!

When: 3rd June - 6pm

Where: Engine Yard

  • Learn functional programming with people from different backgrounds and interests
  • Practice functional coding skills by working on fun problems
  • Compare the solutions with other languages

We need to get some small and medium problems to solve, I created a hackpad where we can just write ideas, if you dont like this way of suggesting ideas, then you can just create a doc in our github group and add a doc there with your suggestions.

We are really happy to welcome all kinds even lolcat developers! :) Joking aside we are following this really simple code of conduct have a read https://www.engineyard.com/community/anti-harassment-statement 

Where: Engine Yard, 35 Barrow Street , 2nd floor When: Wednesday 9th April 2014 6pm (starting at 6.30 sharp)

When: Wednesday 9th April 2014 6pm (starting at 6.30 sharp)

Hey you all, so this month we are trying something different. We are going to meet on Wednesday the 9th of April for a Clojure workshop by Gerard Cahill in Engine Yard.


Bring your laptop and solve a handful of Clojure problems in 50 minutes - after we’ll discuss and compare all the solutions.
There will be a small set of problems to solve with varying degrees of difficulty.
As long as you can more or less solve a problem you are ready to come along - the idea is that we all learn a little bit more about Clojure.

This event is free but we require registration (via meetup) so we can organize the space. Thanks

Please register by following this link

We had a really great time at the last meetup, some of the solutions are available in the Functional Katas Organization in github. There were solutions in Erlang, Scala, F#, Scheme, Clojure and Haskell, .

So we are meeting again, same place Trinity College at the same time on the 19th of February.

Where: Trinity College, Lloyd building, Room 1.20 (First floor) http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/map.php?b=249

When: Wednesday 19/02 /2014 at 6.30pm

This is a free event but you need to register to attend and don’t forget to suggest a problem (here) and of course bring your laptop :D

So we are going to meet for the first time… yay!!

Where: Trinity College, Lloyd building, Room 1.20 (First floor) http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/map.php?b=249

When: 15th of January 2013 from 6.30pm to 8pm (maybe going to the pub afters)

Why

* Learn functional programming with people from different backgrounds and interests

* Practice functional coding skills by working on fun problems

* Compare the solutions with other languages

How does it work

Bring your laptop and solve a problem we give you in any functional programming language in 50 minutes, after we compare all the solutions (ideally we ll have people trying out different programming languages and we can see how they are different)

As long as you can more or less solve a problem you are ready to come along, the idea is that we all get better at writing functional code by practice.

Hi there

So, this might be the start of something awesome. Hopefully pretty soon, we will meet to solve a programming problem in all the different functional languages.
From then on we should meet once a month, always solving a problem and then comparing the different solutions we arrive at in the different functional languages.
If you have a suggestion for the first problem we should solve please comment here.

Functional kats