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The Manchester Lambda Lounge

Monday 20th March, 7:00pm

The λ lounge meets monthly to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation. Frequent topics include functional programming, type systems, programming language design and aspects of computer science. We are programming language agnostic, traditionally focused on exploring functional programming though we are open to hosting more diverse talks on computer science topics. We were born from the Manchester Clojure Dojo, when we decided there would be more demand for a broader group focusing on functional programming in general.  We asked politely and took the name from the American revolutionaries, of the original Lambda Lounge in St Louis. Our logo was designed by the incredibly talented @hltn.

February Meet up:

We’re meeting on Monday 20th Feb at 7pm to learn Elixir!
Elixir is a dynamic, functional language with Ruby-like syntax that runs on the Erlang virtual machine. With first class support for concurrency, scalability, fault tolerance and high availability, all courtesy of its Erlang roots, it can be described as the language for today’s real time, hyper-connected world.

In this short introduction to Elixir presented by Chi-chi Ekweozor, learn how to use the ubiquitous pipeline operator |> to consume functions as data, pattern matching, modules, lists and other language constructs. Level up and get writing distributed software applications that go beyond the browser on to mobile and the Internet of Things.

** Please note: Hands-on Session **
This is a hands-on session, to follow along please come with a laptop with Elixir pre-installed. There are instructions for installing Elixir and Erlang on most operating systems on the Elixir-lang website.

Stay informed

Join our Google Group, and participate in Manchester’s premiere (it’s easy when you’re the only one) Functional Programming community. Joining the Google Group is the best way to stay informed on our future meetings, follow up with people after our events, and to help us plan future meetings.

Want to talk?

Our main focus is on functional programming, esoteric languages & computer science, however we’re a diverse group so if you want to talk the chances are we’ll want to listen! You can submit ideas for talks, either through the contact form on our website, or through our Google Group.

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