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State of the Typelevel

8th December 2014 in London at Business Design Centre

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The typelevel project is nearing its second anniversary -- a great time to look at what it is actually about. Starting out as a community of Scala projects aiming for principled library design, we have been continuously growing by adding more projects and most recently, forking the Scala compiler to explore improvements.

We offer solutions for a wide range of problems, ranging from functional data structures, testing and JSON processing to efficient numeric programming, stream processing and generic programming.

This talk will give a whirlwind tour of the ideas and projects behind typelevel, and how they can be used to improve your code base. We'll see some short examples of how to solve problems in a functional manner, and demonstrate some of the tooling around the libraries. Also, a critical review of the progress and an outline of the future plans of the projects will be made.

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State of the Typelevel

Lars Hupel

Lars is a PhD student in Munich, Germany, working in the area of theorem proving. He has been using Scala for quite a while now, and is known as one of the founders of the typelevel initiative which is dedicated to providing principled, type-driven Scala libraries. He also talks about Haskell and Isabelle a lot.