Enzo Alda is the founder of Lakebolt Research, a firm focused on functional reactive programming, parallel computing, and quantitative modeling. Mr. Alda has held positions at various startups as well as large companies like ORACLE, Bloomberg, and Google. Back in the XX century, before selling out to industry, he was an associate professor at Simón Bolívar University (Venezuela), where he conducted research in programming language design and implementation, which he has kept alive as an independent researcher.
How can we make functional programming more accessible? We strive to contribute an answer to an often debated question, doing so in the context of an ambitious goal: creating a wide‑spectrum computing environment that can satisfy typical “non‑programmer” end-users as well as computer science students, application programmers, and experienced software engineers. Our empirical approach derives inspiration from the most successful end‑user computing environment and time-honored principles of programming language designSlides