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Amanda Laucher, "F# Amanda"

 Amanda  Laucher Amanda Laucher is a software developer/architect focusing on Microsoft technologies. She is currently based in Columbus, OH and working with The Sophic Group.

Presentation: "Pragmatic F# in Action"

Time: Thursday 16:30 - 17:30

Location: Olympic

Abstract: F# is Microsoft's multi-paradigm language which sets out to deal with problems in the .Net ecosystem that are more easily solved with a functional approach. Perhaps you've seen some of the basic syntax which although itself is interesting, it's now time to check out what people are doing with the language in a commercial context. We'll show how F# helps out with concurrent programming in an actual enterprise application including legacy code interaction. We'll also discuss OO + FP as an architectural decision: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Presentation: "Codename "M": Language, Data, and Modeling, Oh My!"

Time: Friday 13:30 - 14:30

Location: City


"M" was invented to let one set of people to use a lowly text editor to write down information that another set of people can then consume programmatically.

While we were inventing the language, Martin Fowler was nice enough to give us nicer terminology (external DSLs) for what we (and a lot of other people) were doing. This talk looks at how the "M" language works and the changes we've made and are making on our circuitous route to shipping a new kind of language.