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Portland Functional Programming Study Group (pdxfunc) meeting

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622 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214, USA (map)
Public WiFi



Join us at the next meeting of pdxfunc, the Portland Functional Programming Study Group. We'll have presentations, demos and discussions. We welcome programmers interested in all functional languages and our meetings have content for coders of all skill levels. If interested, please also subscribe to our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxfunc


  • Dr. Bart Massey: Audio Processing With Haskell

  • Abstract: Dr. Massey will discuss and demonstrate a Haskell implementation of a WAVE file I/O library and compressor-limiter application that he's been working on. He'll also talk about why he chose Haskell to do this.

  • Speaker: Dr. Bart Massey teaches Computer Science at Portland State University, focusing on open source software engineering and artificial intelligence. He's the current Secretary of the X.org Board of Directors, co-author of the Nickle open source programming language, and spent many years as the faculty advisor the Portland State Aerospace Society that builds open source sounding rockets.


We'll spend the rest of the meeting doing open discussion, talking about projects, technical challenges, recent developments, etc. It's a good group with a lot of varied experience, so there won't be any shortage of interesting discussion.


Don Stewart, who gave the group's first presentation, recently announced that the Haskell-based xmonad tiling window manager he helps write is now one year old (http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/xmonad/2008-March/005021.html) and the "Real World Haskell" book that he, Bryan O'Sullivan and John Goerzen are writing has released some new draft chapters for previewing (http://book.realworldhaskell.org/). Congratulations, Don!

Anyway, see you at the meeting!