Haskell is one of the most advanced pure functional programming languages, and is coming gradually into the mainstream after 25 years of research and open-source efforts.
Haskell lets you write very correct and well-performing code, in a very concise way, and is known to have a profound impact on the way people approach programming. Not just in Haskell, but in other languages as well.
Hands On Haskell, is a workshop and event aimed at Haskell and FP beginners (without prior experience), and also at experienced Haskell and FP folks to meet up with like-minded programmers in the city.
The workshop plan and installation details can be found here:
The workshop is free of charge, courtesy IIT Madras and the IITM WebOps club.
5pm-8pm: Introduction to functional programming and Haskell:
A hands on workshop for Haskell beginners, in setting up a Haskell dev environment (with dockers!), and getting serious with a real code samples and exercises.
Ideal for: FP dabblers and/or Haskell beginners (no prior experience required)
Requirements: Please bring a laptop
8pm-9pm: Free discussion with and amongst experienced Haskell devs. Talking about emerging functional programming practices and real world experiences.
Tanmai Gopal, Vamshi Surabhi: (IITM CS Alumni) Core developers behind Hasura, a microservice PaaS built entirely in Haskell.
Brandon Simmons: Author of the high-performance concurrent queue library (Unagi Chan), Brandon is here in Chennai for a month to work on Hasura.