First BayFP Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout at Amici’s last night for the first BayFP meeting.  The group was composed of those just starting with functional programming languages and those that are building frameworks in their language of choice; biologists and folks in business development; people hacking in fp languages for their day-jobs and those that do it on their own time only; people coming from the south bay, the peninsula, San Francisco as well as Sacramento.  Of course, everyone shared an enthusiasm for programming and doing it with functional languages.  The mix of people kept the conversations lively, and as the group expanded to close to thirty, it seemed that BayFP has struck some interest.

After an hour and a half of socializing and eating pizza, Keith reminded us that we had some business to attend to.  The first item was to set the schedule: the group decided on monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month (next one is October 11).  After that, he sent around a list to collect talk proposals.  He’s put that list online and you can vote for your topic preference for the next meeting.  If you want to give a presentation and aren’t listed, let Keith or me know.  And finally, he asked for people to volunteer if they can offer a place to hold a meeting with a presentation.  If you think you can, drop an email to either one of us.

All in all, an excellent time.  Thanks to all that joined us in eating pizza, talking functional programming, and offering up ideas for locations and talks.  Hope to see everyone at the next one.