October 15th: Douglas Crockford on Functional JavaScript

Update: Please RSVP!

Our next speaker will be Douglas Crockford, Senior JavaScript Architect at Yahoo!, discoverer & maintainer of JSON, ECMAScript committee member, and author of JavaScript: The Good Parts (O’Reilly). He’ll be speaking on “Functional JavaScript”:

JavaScript is the world’s most misunderstood programming language. It is the most popular programming language in the world, while at the same time being one of the least liked. In JavaScript there is a beautiful, highly expressive language that is buried under a steaming pile of good intentions and blunders. The best nature of JavaScript was so effectively hidden that for many years the prevailing opinion of JavaScript was that it was an unsightly, incompetent abomination. JavaScript is a functional language. It is the first lambda language to be accepted by the mainstream.

Hi5 has offered to host. They’re at 55 2nd Street, Suite 300 in San Francisco and about a mile from the train station.

We’ll see you at 7:30pm on 10/15/08!

As always, BayFP meetings are open to the public. Please bring a few $$s if you’d enjoy some pizza. No pizza this time, just drinks.