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Eric Normand, “Grokking Simplicity”
November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
What is functional programming? Sure, there are academic answers, but is there a good definition that encompasses all that we do in day-to-day software engineering? In his forthcoming book Grokking Simplicity, Eric Normand gathers functional programming practices from the industry, distill them down, and teach them to beginners.
In this talk, Eric will present functional programming as a set of skills, not a dogma about programming style. Then we’ll learn some practical skills you can apply at your work, regardless of the programming language or paradigm you use. You’ll get a good sense of the style and scope of the book, and he’ll present some sneak peeks at upcoming chapters.
Eric Normand is a functional programming teacher, writer, and consultant. You can find him teaching functional programming on PurelyFunctional.tv and LispCast.com. He is the host of the podcast Thoughts on Functional Programming and author of Grokking Simplicity, published by Manning. He lives in New Orleans, where he was raised.
Giveaways! Thanks to the generosity of Eric and Manning, we will have copies of Grokking Simplicity to give away and discounts for Manning publications!