Hello λ!

Functional Miners is an IT meet-up organized in Silesian region, for people interested in computer science topics oriented around distributed systems, functional programming, functional languages, and programming languages theory in general.

If we gained your interest, we encourage you to participate in the next event, see details below. If you are still in doubt if that meet-up is for you, feel free to look on summary of our activity from 2017 down below. Also we are organizing a reading club around aforementioned topics.

We meet regularly on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday on monthly basis, interleaving Functional Miners and Computer Science Nerdz meetings.

Event starts at , and talks around . Our next meeting is planned as following:

Functional Miners 05.2019

  • FP for Humans
  • Lambda Calculus


Event will be .


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Talks and Speakers

Title: From \x.x to Facebook

Abstract: Sometimes we seem not to recognize nor appreciate most atomic aspects which are the fundamentals of today's systems and toolsets that we use every day. In case of programming languages among aforementioned aspects are functions - defined in mathematics in XIX century and soon to have been used by a mathematician and logician Alonzo Church in his research on foundations of mathematics. Alonzo's work 'equipped' us with a universal model of computation - called Lambda Calculus. We will learn its rules and see how such simple model based on function abstraction have impacted todays programming languages and computer science in general.

Andrzej Spiess
Andrzej Spiess

Bio: iOS Software Engineer at DAZN

Title: Functional Programming in the Wild

Abstract: Functional Programming is not pragmatic. Functional Programming is slow. Functional Programming cannot be used in real applications. Let's bust some myths together and discuss when and where it makes sense!

Wojciech Gawronski
Wojciech Gawronski

Bio: Software Engineer and Cloud Architect

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If you are interested to give a talk on one of following topics, please drop us a line. We are always looking for speakers in advance. The same goes with topics which you miss on our events - please let us know what talk or workshop we should organize, or what kind of activity we are lacking as a community.

Also, if you are interested in being a sponsor of that event - let’s stay in touch.

Summary of 2017

Our user group started in 2016 and we are active since then. Older events are be available in the archive, feel free to explore them. For those of you who likes more Below you can find summary of our activity in the 2017:

Summary of talks given in 2016 in our meetup
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