If you haven’t registered yet for OSCON, now’s a good time to do so. One of the founders and leading lights of the Haskell community, Simon Peyton Jones, will be present, and very busy with:
- On Monday, July 23, a half-day tutorial, A taste of Haskell.
- On Tuesday, July 24, an “executive briefing” keynote, Functional languages.
- On Wednesday, July 25, an exciting overview of leading-edge research into high-performance parallelism in Haskell, Nested data parallelism in Haskell.
- Also on Wednesday, July 25, a session on transactional memory for concurrent programming.
Also present for much of the week will be both myself and John Goerzen (unfortunately, Don Stewart can’t make it.) If you’re interested in meeting up and having a chat about Haskell, functional programming, or fun nichey languages, let us know.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions; wax lyrical about the amazing and vibrant community of people around Haskell; and talk about the applicability of Haskell to practical programming problems.