The Progressive F# Tutorials 2013 brought together the leading experts in F# such as Don Syme, Jon Harrop & Simon Cousins to deliver a range of talks and 4 hour intensive hands-on tutorials plus a wealth of discussions.
The real power of F# in industry stems from its ability to solve problems that could not be solved before. In this lecture I shall walk through the design and implementation of a bespoke business rules engine that went into production earlier this year at one of the world's largest insurance companies.
The real power of F# in industry stems from its ability to solve problems that could not be solved before. In this lecture I shall walk through the design and implementation of a bespoke business rules engine that went into production earlier this year at one of the world's largest insurance companies. Rather than making incremental improvements by rewriting legacy solutions, we overhauled their entire delivery process. Software updates that used to take at least 9 months, cost over £1m and involve dozens of people can now be done in minutes by a single non-technical person at minimal cost to the company. F# was the tool that made this possible.
Dr Jon Harrop BA MA MSci PhD (Cantab) managing director and cofounder, worked as a graphic design artist and computer programmer in industry from 1992 before earning four degrees in the physical sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jon is the primary author of The F#.NET Journal articles (2007-2010) and books such as OCaml for Scientists (2005), F# for Scientists (2007), Visual F# 2010 for Technical Computing (2009) and the forthcoming Multicore .NET as well as a coauthor of New Intelligent Printing Techniques (1995), Smart Cards in Transport (1997), The Future of Chipless Smart Labels (2002) and dozens of other books.
Rachel Reese leads a session on F# Koans - a series of failing unit tests, aimed at people getting up to speed with F#
Rick Minerich led a live coding session with the help of F# enthusiast and attendee Michael Newton. You can see the snippet made from the session here
Michael Newton is the Technical Architect at 15below (a Brighton based travel software solutions company). As well as architecting and creating new words, Michael is responsible for internal developer training at 15below. He is a maintainer of a number of F# open source projects, some as a 15below representative and some on his own time.
In this tutorial, Rachel will introduce you to the Try F# samples giving you exposure to, and an understanding of, how F# tackles some real-world scenarios.
We'll help you explore, generate, and just play around with code samples, as well as talk you through some of the key principles of F#. By the end of this session, you'll have gone from zero to data science in only a few hours!
In this tutorial you will work with Undertone to create music programmatically in F#.
You will first learn how to create and visualise individual notes, learning how different shape waves make different sounds and how sound effects like overdrive can be simulated. You’ll then go on to see how notes can be sequenced to make tunes and get the chance to make up their own riffs.
Finally, you will see how you can load existing music files in most formats and use the Undertone tools set to sample and edit these sound files to make new and interesting tunes.
Most of the exercises will target users who are new to F#, they’ll also be series of advanced exercises available where experienced users can tinker with the inner workings of Undertone and contribute new features to the project.
Robert Pickering is a software engineer with an interested in using functional programming, particularly F#, to solve real world problems.
Functional programming sounds good on paper (see The NOOO Manifesto http://notonlyoo.org/) but how is it possible to create a domain model for a business problem without using classes, mutability, inheritance, virtual methods or nulls?
Lets take a typical business problem and try to create a different kind of domain model using functions, types, immutability, composition and higher order functions. Join a white-knuckle ride of design tensions as we use the functional features of F# in anger on a real-world problem.
Simon Cousins is a software developer actively applying muti-paradigm programming techniques to solve complex problems within enterprise applications.
This session will introduce Machine Learning topics via a selection of data sets culminating with predicting BitCoin prices! We will use the awesome Tsunami IDE scripting environment to give us quick feedback, visualizations and even integration with Excel. Along the way we will pick enough F# to apply basic machine learning techniques.
Matthew Moloney heads up Earthquake Enterprises, creators of the Tsunami IDE. He has worked as an Applied Researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge on Big Data tooling and at eBay on Hadoop cluster tooling used for Big Data Analytics.
Phil is an active member of the software development community, regularly attending and speaking at user groups and conferences, blogging and contributing to open source projects. He is a co-organizer of the London F# User Group and a founding member of the F# Foundation.
This light hearted contest is a chance to solidify what you've learned and maybe even show off a bit. You'll be competing against your track-mates in a graph-based version of the classic Pac-Man game with prizes for the highest scoring players. May the best Pac win!
In this session, we'll go over a few ways to start taking advantage of F# in your web based solutions. You'll learn multiple approaches that involve the use of F# as the primary workhorse on the server as well as how to build full-stacks with F#.
You'll learn multiple approaches that involve the use of F# as the primary workhorse on the server as well as how to build full-stacks with F#. Along the way, we'll look at a few of the many features of F# that will improve your web development efforts. You owe it to yourself to learn the skills needed to build modern web applications with a modern programming language.
Daniel Mohl is a Microsoft F# MVP, F# and C# Insider, blogger, speaker, author, architect, and event organizer.
Zach Bray is a Software Developer at an ISV supplying real-time electronic trading software. Recently he has been involved in a range of commercial projects, centred on providing clearing house connectivity and pricing for implied orders, and spannin
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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.
Using F# to change the way we work
Featuring Jon Harrop
The real power of F# in industry stems from its ability to solve problems that could not be solved before. In this lecture I shall walk through the design and implementation of a bespoke business rules engine that went into production earlier this year at one of the world's largest insurance...f# functional-programming .net
F# eXchange 2016
One day in London
The second edition of the F# eXchange invites F# practitioners and thought leaders, students and enterprise devs from around the world for one day of unadulterated fsharpery! The eXchange is a forum to discuss the latest advances and tools, evolve bleeding edge ideas and approaches, and share...fsharpex f# functional-programming
Progressive F# Tutorials 2015
Two days in London
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F# eXchange 2015 - the conference on F#
One day in London
Would you like to hear from project leaders in F# or how it is being employed across various domains? Then join us for the F# exchange this April!
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Progressive F# Tutorials 2014
Two days in London
Skills Matter is organising the Progressive F# Tutorials, an annual 2-day conference providing in-depth, hands-on workshops for beginners and advanced F#-ers who want to develop their skills, meet like-minded people and discuss topics like meta-programming, machine learning and more.f# functional-programming net progfsharp
Progressive F# Tutorials NYC 2014
Two days in New York City
Want to join Don Syme, Scott Wlaschin, Rachel Reese and other key members of F#'s passionate community, for two days of learning and hands-on coding? Eager to gain valuable F# skills and insights into the latest innovations?f# functional-programming net
Progressive F# Tutorials 2012
Two days in London
Skills Matter is happy to announce the return of the Progressive F# Tutorials to London over the 1st and 2nd November.
Join us at The Crypt in Clerkenwell, for practical, hands-on tutorials in F#.
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2012 Progressive F# Tutorials NYC
Two days in New York City
Learn and share skills with the F# world's foremost experts on hand, including Don Syme, Tomas Petricek, Phil Trelford and Chris Marinos, each giving hands-on in-depth tutorials which are sure to bring fresh insight and challenge no matter your level of skill.f#
Progressive F# Tutorials
Two days in London
This is the first Progressive F# Tutorials, a 2-day, 2-track conference, covering the latest developments in the fast moving world of F# Programming.
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