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Presentation: Panel: Future of Languages

Track: The Right Language for the Job

Location: St James, 4th flr.

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

In this panel, we will talk to these programming languages experts and try to find the places where we could probably past each other to try to find common ground.

Speaker: Andrea Magnorsky

Functional Languages Programmer

I ended up as a Software Developer, I am pretty sure there was no other viable option. My current technical interests are F#, games, programming languages and philosophy of computing . I really enjoy finding different ways to write code, sometimes for performance, other times for succinctness, sometimes, just because you can, there is no better way to learn than trying. When I am not working I tend to play with Haskell or other languages or cats Conferences and meetups are a great way to learn more, so I try to help when I can to make them happen. For that reason I co-organise Functional Kats and GameCraft. I also speak at local and international conferences like CodeMesh, Progressive.Net, ProF#, Lambda Days and many more.

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Speaker: Noel Welsh

Founding partner @underscoreio

Noel is a founding partner at Underscore, where he helps teams become more productive with Scala and functional programming. Noel has 20 years experience working on systems ranging from recommender systems, to web services, to embedded software. His main technical interests are functional programming, machine learning, digital art, and distributed systems. He has a PhD in machine learning and is the author of "Scala with Cats", "Essential Scala", and "Creative Scala".

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Speaker: Ashley Williams

Core Rust Team @RustLang

Rust Core team. Rust and Webassembly WG Core team. WebAssembly and edge computation at Cloudflare.

Previously, worked on the Rust Programming Language and WebAssembly for Mozilla, and before that, wrote and maintained Rust and Node.js backend services at NPM, Inc. Rust core team member and leads the Rust community team. Founded NodeTogether educational Initiative and member of the Node.js Board of Directors. Invited expert to TC-39 representing the language learnability.

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Speaker: Stephen Klabnik

Rust Core Team

Steve is on the core team of Rust, leads the documentation team, and is an author of "The Rust Programming Language." Klabnik is a frequent speaker at conferences and is a prolific open source contributor, previously working on projects such as Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

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Speaker: Ron Pressler

Technical Lead for Project Loom @oracle

I am the technical lead for Project Loom, which aims to add delimited continuations, fibers and tail-calls to the JVM.

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