Functional Geekery Episode 23 – LambdaConf 2015, Part 2

This is part two of a number of mini interviews I did at LambdaConf 2015. While I was there, I setup my laptop and microphone off to the side for a bit and recorded episodes with anybody who was interested in a mini interview.


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Code Mesh 2015 is going to take place on the 3rd and 4th of November, and listeners can use the code fngeekery10 to get 10% off the two days of conference when you register.

Kats Conf 15 is going to take place on the 12th of September in 2015. Co-organized by past guest Andrea Magnorsky, this is a conference that looks to impress.


Shakrah Yves

Shakrah’s background
Clojure Bridge
Sharon Steed
Haskell for the Web
Feedback for the community from a newcomer
Everyone was open and welcoming
Interest in Haskell and Clojure

Brian Troutwine

How to approach building a fault-tolerant system
8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing
Realtime embedded systems
Systems Theory
How to structure the internet/ARPANet
Early distributed systems theory about relational databases
Microservices and distributed systems
NTP (Network Time Protocol)
Mathematics and Programming
Study NTP; read the NTP RFCs from start to finish

Pawel Szulc

Overview of Pawel’s talk on Monads
Douglas Crockford’s “Curse of the Monad”
Openness of people at LambdaConf 2015
Wide variety of talks on different languages
The parallels between Scala and Clojure

Richard Feldman

Path to Functional Programming and path to Elm
JavaScript to CoffeeScript to Elm transition
Elm’s signals and actions
Catching up with the progress of ClojureScript and PureScript

Aysylu Greenberg

Cogincast episode with Aysylu
About her talk on Loom
Aysylu’s Loom talk at Clojure West 2014
Emily language
Virtual file system talk
Lisp Flavoured Erlang

A giant Thank You to David Belcher for the logo design.