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Josh Graham, ThoughtWorks

 Josh  Graham has over 19 years experience in the software industry and is the Chief Dispenser of Pleasantries at ThoughtWorks. Originally from the Sydney office, he is now based in Chicago and serves ThoughtWorks clients as a modern Enterprise Architect. Josh has spoken at and chaired conferences on SOA, enterprise architecture, agile software delivery, and technology innovation. You may have met Josh already at a bar.

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.