1 DAY CONFERENCE

Haskell eXchange 2012

Topics covered at #Haskellx

Wednesday, 10th October at The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell, London

6 experts will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

Skills Matter is proud to announce the first annual Haskell eXchange. While we're working with Neil Mitchell to put together a fantastic programme for you, we can already tell you that Simon Peyton-Jones is confirmed to make a keynote! For updates on the latest presentations and speakers, follow us on twitter @skillsmatter and #haskellx

Front end language features

In this talk I’ll reflect on the key features of the language and its community that has led to all this creative development. Despite the title Haskell may not in the end dominate the world, but there are lots of interesting developments afoot, especially in (a) types and (b) parallelism.  I’ll describe some of them, and speculate a little about the future.

Simon Peyton Jones

Simon Peyton Jones, MA, MBCS, CEng, graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1980. Simon was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language Haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He has written two textbooks about the implementation of functional languages.

High performance concurrency

The Haskell community could be justifiably accused of navel-gazing, that is, spending inordinate amounts of time designing beautiful programming models and APIs, while spending relatively less time building applications that solve real problems. This talk will take a different approach.

Simon Marlow

Simon Marlow has been a prominent figure in the Haskell community for many years. He is the author of large parts of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler, including in particular its highly regarded mulitcore runtime system, along with many of the libraries

Making EDSLs fly

In this talk, Lennart will show how to implement a toy EDSL (Embedded Domain Specific Language) in Haskell. First, we will look at how to get a typed DSL embedded in Haskell. Second, we will consider executing such a language using an interpreter. Finally, we will use the LLVM bindings to generate efficient code for the toy EDSL.

Lennart Augustsson

Lennart Augustsson is currently employed at Standard Chartered Bank in London. During his career he has done different things, e.g., writing about four Haskell compilers, written USB device drivers, winning the International Obfuscated C Code Co

Scalable web applications with Yesod

Yesod is used to develop fast and scalable web applications. Taking advantage of Haskell's strong type system and compile-time guarantees, we are able to solve many of the issues that can arise during development: from dealing with the stateless nature of HTTP, to countering common security threats.

Blake Rain

Initially working in real-time graphics and then moving on to video processing, Blake discovered Haskell and functional programming in 2009, and has never looked back. As a freelance developer, he now uses Haskell as his main deve

Cloud Haskell

Cloud Haskell brings Erlang-style distributed concurrency to Haskell. In this talk I'll talk about what it is and how you can use it. I'll also describe the new implementation that we have been working on, with a focus on robustness and flexibility.

Duncan Coutts

Duncan is an independent Haskell consultant with Well-Typed LLP. His commercial work covers building end-user applications in Haskell and supporting companies that use Haskell through making improvements to the toolchain. He has more than ten years

Integrating Haskell using AMQP

Using AMQP, developers can easily bring the power of Haskell into more traditional enterprise settings. In this talk, I'll present some practical techniques for integrating powerful Haskell components into your architecture alongside typical enterprise applications.

Rob Harrop

Rob Harrop is the CTO of First Banco. Rob was the co-founder of SpringSource, the software company behind the wildly-successful Spring Framework (now part of VMWare).

Park Bench Discussion

Whilst enjoying some pizza & drinks, we'll hold a ParkBench Panel discussion, to discuss ideas, stuff we learned during the morning and stuff we would like to hear more about. You will not only be able to ask your questions, but are also actively encouraged to join the panel to express your opinion and share your experience!ay's talks

Blogs

Simon Peyton Jones' blog
Simon Marlow on Google+
Lennart Augustsson's blog
Blake Rain on Github
Duncan Coutts on Well-Typed blog
Neil Mitchell's Haskell Blog

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The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell

Located on the edge of the City, the Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, offers a magnificent venue for Skills Matter's eXchanges, In-the-Brain Sessions and meetings. Situated on Clerkenwell Green, opposite The Three Kings pub, the Crypt is conveniently positioned between Farringdon and Angel Stations, providing access to mainline and underground services.

history
St James Church, Clerkenwell is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back to 1100AD. History abounds. Today Clerkenwell is a vibrant urban village in the heart of London offering arts, entertainment and culture.

The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA, GB


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