Special Guests

Q&A meetings


1. Blend between academia and industry

Host: Viktória Fördős

Guests: Nadia PolikarpovaMelinda TóthPeer Stritzinger

Join this session and learn from academics and industry professionals about what are the benefits and the gotchas when working with the other side. Meet Nadia, Melinda and Peer who are happy to share their experience about the topic and give you tips about how to start to collaborate.

2. Functional Programming in Education

Host: Rob Martin

Guests: Simon ThompsonFrancesco CesariniKathi Fisler, Bartosz Milewski

Join this session and learn from current and past professors in functional programming and that important link between academia and industry - the student's education. Simon Thompson, Kathi Fisler, Francesco Cesarini, and Bartosz Mileski welcome your questions from their talks and your own experience.

3.Lisp Flavored Erlang

Host: Duncan McGreggor

Guest: Robert Virding

In this session we will explore the impact of functional programming in the career of Robert Virding, both as a language designer as well as distributed systems solution provider. Expect practical advice, "ah-ha" moments, interesting anecdotes, and liberal reference to LFE, Luerl, and Erlang.


1. Building purely functional, statically typed smart-contracts

Host: John Newby

Guest: Arthur Breitman 

Arthur Breitman, early architect of Tezos, will join us for a discussion on smart contract language design. He will also leave ample time to answer any questions you may have.

2. First job with Haskell

Guest: Paweł Szulc i Marcin Rzeźnicki

Join Paweł and Marcin to find out more about finding your first job with Haskell. Raise your hand to ask a question or post it in Q&A tab

3. Property-based testing in Scala

Guests: Magda Stożek, Mikołaj Koziarkiewicz

What is property-based testing about? We will show you how to effectively cover hundreds of test cases without breaking your brain, or your fingers. If you want to know when to use it, where to use it, and how to use it, come join us. We’ll also talk about pitfalls of property-based testing, both in setting up the test cases, and in misapplying it where it doesn’t belong. After this session, you will be ready to put this extremely convenient tool to action – in Scala, and beyond.