Monthly Meetup – February 2017

On a scale of 1 to 10, is your love for Javascript NaN? Do you ever feel like your function in life is undefined? Something something object expected?

Well, worry no longer, friends! Michel Rijnders returns to spread the good word about Elm, a delightful language that compiles to Javascript and does so much more. If you’re interested in rewinding your apps back in time, automatically detecting API changes and some of the nicest error messages you’ll ever lay eyes on…well, then Elm might be for you.

With food, drink and space offered by the awesome folks of Leukeleu, you know it’s going to be fun! So, webpack up your bags and come on over for a great evening.

Schedule
19:00 – Doors open
19:30 – Welcome
19:35 – Talk: An Introduction to Elm
20:20 – Raffle & News
20:25 – Social!

Talk: An Introduction to Elm
The influence of functional programming (FP) on how we build JavaScript applications is growing. Going truly functional is looking more and more like the right thing to do, but FP still has the stigma of being difficult. Elm, a functional language that compiles to JavaScript, aims to fix this. This talk and live coding session will cover:
– Core concepts and benefits of FP
– Elm’s focus on simplicity, ease-of-use, and tooling
– The experience of using Elm in production

Speaker: Michel Rijnders (@ugly_syntax)
<a href=”https://twitter.com/ugly_syntax”></a>Philosopher trapped in a programmer’s body; software romantic. CTO at TruQu and organizer of FP AMS.