F# Courses and Talks for Autumn 2012 (I.)

Similarly to the last year, I already have a number of F# events planned for the end of the summer and autumn that I'd like to invite you to!

The Visual Studio 2012 has been completed recently and it comes with F# 3.0. For me, this means two things. Firstly, it is the second Visual Studio version of F#, which means that functional programming is worth taking seriously. Secondly, F# 3.0 comes with type providers, which is a killer feature for working with data. No matter if you're a C# programmer now to functional programming or if you're an F# user in the real-world, I hope you can find some interesting and useful event below!

The two main things that I'm going to be involved in are SkilsMatter trainings in London and New York and a few events at the biggest functional conference (ICFP) in Copenhagen...

Trainings in London and New York

Over the last year, we started doing F# trainings with Phil Trelford in London. After the successful Progressive F# conference (perfectly organized by SkillsMatter and Rick Minerich), we also decided to offer the trainings in New York. After doing the trainings for a year, we gained some useful experience and we're constantly updating the materials, so now should be the best time to sign up!

Advanced F# Programming

If you already experimented with F# and want to use it in production, this is the course for you. You'll learn about the sweet spots for F# such as concurrent programming, data access and analysis and others.

Functional Programming in C# and F#

Learning about functional programming makes you a better programmer, regardless of the language you use. In this course, you'll learn about functional ideas and you'll leave with working F# knowledge.

Special offer!    As a special offer for the readers of my blog, I'd like to offer 20% off the full price if you book by 22nd August. To register, email me directly with the training and location you're interested in. If you're interested in a private training or booking for multiple attendees, get in touch as well!

Functional programming in Copenhagen

I already mentioned events that are going to take place as part of International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) in Copenhagen between 9th and 15th September. Anil Madhavapeddy wrote a comprehensive ICFP guide (definitely take a look!), so I will focus only on the events related to F#.

The most important information is: The event is not just for academics! In fact, quite the opposite. There is a number of events (including my F# tutorial) that are designed for people who do not know any functional programming yet!

ML Workshop and CUFP Talks

Commercial Users of Functional Programming (CUFP) is a conference where people share their (technical and non-technical) experience with using functional programming in practice, so it is a great place to learn how functional programming solves real-world problems. I'll be also talking about F# type providers at ML workshop, which is more academically oriented, but very interesting event!

F# Tutorial at CUFP

This is a one-day F# tutorial designed for people with no prior functional experience. In the morning, we'll start by looking at functional ideas (using C# and F# to explore them). In the afternoon, we move to using functional programming in practice for data processing using F# 3.0 in Visual Studio 2012. You'll also learn about the latest F# features...

Registration    To register for any of the events, you need to go to the ICFP web site. You can register for individual events (i.e. the F# tutorial and one or the other day of talks), but you're also welcome at the main ICFP conference. Register by 9 August to get the Early Bird discount!

Published: Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 3:47 AM
Author: Tomas Petricek
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Tags: functional, links, presentations