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Functional Ybor meetup: Functional World Tour (May 31, 2016)

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Ybor City is home not just to some great bars, clubs, and restaurants, but also a number of wild urban chickens and roosters. They’re much better than pigeons.

If you’re a programmer looking for something to do tonight in Tampa, I recommend checking out Functional Ybor, part of the Ybor Tech series of meetups run by Tony Winn. Ybor Tech is a gathering that happens twice a month in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood, once in a more formal, presentation-style setting, and once at New World Brewery over beer and pizza. Tonight’s gathering is the more formal, presentation-style one, but if the pattern holds true, we’re very likely to go somewhere in Ybor for beer afterwards.

Tony will be giving tonight’s presentation, titled Functional World Tour. He’ll give us an overview of the most interesting and popular functional languages in use today: Clojure, Scala, Haskell, Erlang, Elixir, Elm (that’s his jam), Scheme, OCaml, and JavaScript (“with some guide rails”). At the end of the talk, he’ll open things up for discussion so that the group can figure out which functional language we’d like to cover in depth over the next several meetings.

robert saunders sr public library

Tonight’s meetup will take place at the Robert Saunders Sr. Public Library, located at 1505 North Nebraska Avenue (just south of 7th Avenue) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It’ll take place in the big meeting room on the second floor. See you there!