We’re on a roll! The third consecutive Indy F# Meetup is on Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 PM. As always, we’ll be meeting at Launch Fishers. Check out the meetup page to register and for logistics information.
When we started the group we decided to alternate the format between dojos and lectures. Since last month was a type provider lecture this month will mark a return to the dojo format. We thought it would be fun to change pace and hone our recursion skills a bit by working through the community-driven fractal forest dojo. I haven’t worked through this one yet myself but I’ve seen lots of beautiful images tweeted by people who have so it should be a great time and experience. I hope you’ll join us!
[12/15/2014 Update]Due to time concerns FunScript has been dropped from the Indy F# meeting. If you were really looking forward an introduction to FunScript stay tuned – we’ll be coming back to it in a few months.
This is a busy week for me on the community front with talks at multiple Indianapolis user groups. If either of these topics interest you I hope you’ll register and join us.
Double Feature: Type Providers and FunScript
Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 PM
Launch Fishers (info and registration)
On Tuesday I’ll be kicking off an Indy F# double feature by talking about Type Providers. We’ll begin with a short tour of several existing type providers and seeing how they make accessing data virtually effortless. With a good taste of what type providers can do we’ll then look behind the curtain to see how they work by walking through creating a custom type provider that reads ID3 tags from MP3 files.
Brad Pillow will follow with an introduction to building single-page applications with FunScript.
After a successful first meetup in November we wanted to keep the momentum and get the next meetup on the calendar. Our second meeting will be at 7:00 PM on December 16th at Launch Fishers.
In keeping with our plan to alternate between hands-on sessions and the more traditional speaker-led sessions, the December meeting will follow the later format with not one, but two talks! The event will feature me giving an introduction to type providers and Brad Pillow will give an overview of using FunScript to develop single-page applications.
If either of these topics interest you, please swing over to our meetup page and register.
Please visit the NUFW site for logistics and registration details.
IndySA is on a roll with great speakers. This month, Phil Japikse will lead the group in an interactive workshop covering user story mapping. If you want to improve your user story organization and prioritization skills, you won’t want to miss this one as Phil will guide the group through creating a user map, clearly defining order, minimal marketing features, and release plans.
I’ve been fortunate to attend a number of Phil’s previous talks and had have always learned something. You can register and find full logistics information by following the link below.
The Indianapolis Mobile [.NET] Developers Meetup group needs your help. We’ve received a number of interesting topic submissions including TypeScript, Responsive Design, and Single Sign-On. Rather than arbitrarily selecting topics, we’ve put together a short survey to help us gauge interest in each of the submitted topics. If you could take a moment to complete the survey, you’ll help us prioritize topics for future meetings and ensure that the group continues to be a valuable resource for the community we serve.
This morning I awoke to some great news. David Giard is coming to Carmel to present “Effective Data Visualization” at the IndySA meeting on July 17!
I had the opportunity to hear an early incarnation of this talk a while back and I can only imagine how it has been refined since then.
If data visualization is something that interests you or you just want to hear a great speaker, you won’t want to miss this event. The doors open at 5:30 with the meeting starting at 6:00. Full logistics details are available on the IndySA Meetup page.
On June 3, I presented Break Free with Managed Functional Programming: an Introduction to F# at the Indianapolis Mobile .NET Developers group. Brad Pillow was kind enough to record the entire presentation and post it to YouTube. The slides are a bit hard read in the video but I’ve posted them to SlideShare (and embedded them below the video) so you can follow along.
To celebrate the release of my new book, The Book of F#, I’ll be back in Fort Wayne, IN to talk to NUFW on March 19. Instead of the usual technical talk, this will be an open-ended discussion of my experiences writing a technical book but I’m sure that F# will find its way into the conversation at least a few times.
If you’re in the Fort Wayne area and would like to join us, we’ll be meeting at the Cole Foundation Conference and Training Center (3213 Stellhorn Rd) at 6:00 PM. I’ll be giving out a few copies of the book as door prizes so you won’t want to miss this!