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Saturday, November 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Fun of Functional Programming

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This panel will close the conference by exploring the root cause -- why are we doing all of this, and what about Functional Porgramming makes it such fun?  What drives innovation, rigor, why are we insisting it all be done this way, and what makes us tick?

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Dick Wall

Scala Community Guy
Dick founded the Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts (BASE)— One of the first Scala user groups. Dick is also the first recipient of the Phil Bagwell Memorial Scala Community Award. He is a committer on several Scala open source projects and creator of SubCut - a dependency injection... Read More →

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John A. De Goes

Solution Architect, De Goes Consulting
John A. De Goes has been writing Scala software for more than eight years at multiple companies, and has assembled world-renowned Scala engineering teams, trained new developers in Scala, and developed several successful open source Scala projects.Known for his ability to take very... Read More →
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Stew O'Connor

Stew O'Connor learned about then quickly became addicted to Scala about 3 years ago, and was drawn right to the pure functional programming endeavors in Scala, he made many contributions to the scalaz library, and now is one of the primary contributors to the Cats library. He works... Read More →
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Michael Pilquist

Distinguished Engineer, Comcast
Michael Pilquist is the author of Scodec, a suite of open source Scala libraries for working with binary data, and Simulacrum, a library that simplifies working with type classes. He is a committer/maintainer on a number of other projects in the Scala ecosystem, including Cats and... Read More →
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Julie Pitt

Director, Machine Learning Infrastructure, Netflix
Julie leads the Machine Learning Infrastructure at Netflix, with the goal of scaling Data Science while increasing innovation. She previously built streaming infrastructure behind the "play" button while Netflix was transitioning from domestic DVD-by-mail service to international... Read More →
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Bill Venners

Principal, Artima
Bill Venners is president of Artima, Inc., publisher of Scala consulting, training, books, and developer tools. He is the lead developer and designer of ScalaTest, an open source testing tool for Scala and Java developers, and Scalactic, a library of utilities related to quality... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST