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Functional JavaScript on Lanyrd

Presented by Kingsley DaviesRichard DallawayTom Parslow.  

@ The Skiff 6 Gloucester Street, Brighton, BN1 4EW Map of The Skiff
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In which Async and Functional Brighton join forces for a night of functionality.

Functional Programming is an old paradigm with new interest that can reduce complexity and create more reusable, provable, scalable and composable programs. But what are the main features of functional programming? Why should you be interested? And why now?

The Evening's Speakers

Kingsley Davies will introduce the topic and the benefits of using functional concepts both in JavaScript and in general.

Tom Parslow will walk us through some of the functional programming techniques you can use in JavaScript and at the very helpful Underscore.js library's support for functional programming.

Roy is a new statically typed functional language that compiles to JavasScript. It's designed to help with correctness, while being lightweight and working well with existing JavaScript code. Richard Dallaway will reveal its beauty, its warts and all.

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Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.