CUFP 2013 Workshop in Boston tomorrow (Sun 9/22)

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Marius Eriksen

Sep 21, 2013, 12:57:58 PM9/21/13
Greetings Boston-area FP enthusiasts. Tomorrow, Sun 9/22 we are hosting the Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop at the Hilton Boston Logan. Sunday’s program consists of talks—a mix of experience reports, reports on FP techniques as used in practice, and showcasing technology made possible with the use of FP—while Monday and Tuesday features tutorials by renowned FP technologists.

Walk-in registration is no problem.

The workshop schedule is at:

And local information at:

Thanks, -m.


Commercial Users of Functional Programming (CUFP) 2013 at ICFP 2013;
Boston, MA, Sep 22-24.

Call for Participation

Functional programming has been at the forefront of a new generation
of programming technologies: Companies employing functional
programming use it to enable more effective, robust, and flexible
software development.

The annual CUFP workshop is designed to serve the growing community of
commercial users of functional programming: Practitioners meet and
collaborate; language designers and users can share ideas about the
future of their languages; experts share their expertise on practical
functional programming.

CUFP 2013 begins with a day of talks about industrial applications of
functional programming, followed by two days of tutorials by top-notch
language experts including advanced tutorials on special topics.

More information about CUFP 2013 is available on the CUFP web site at

Registration is available at:

Note that early-registration discounts end August 22.


Keynote: "Small Talk" Dave Thomas, TBA.

Analyzing PHP statically (Julien Verlaguet, Facebook)

Introducing Erlang to OpenX (Anthony Molinaro, OpenX)

Redesigning the Computer for Security (Tom Hawkins, BAE Systems)

End to end Reactive Programming (Jafar Husain, Netflix)

Medical Device Automation using Message-Passing Concurrency in Scheme
(Vishesh Panchal & BobBurger, Beckman Coulter Inc.)

Enabling Microservice Architectures with Scala (Kevin Scaldeferri,
Gilt Groupe)

Functional Infrastructures (Antoni Batchelli, PalletOps)

Realtime MapReduce at Twitter (Sam Ritchie, Twitter Inc)

Functional Probabilistic Programming (Avi Pfeffer, Charles River

Building a commercial development platform Haskell, an experience
report. (Gregg Lebovitz, FP Complete)

Common Pitfalls of Functional Programming and How to Avoid Them: A
Mobile Gaming Platform Case Study (Yasuaki Takebe, GREE, Inc)

Building scalable, high-availability distributed systems in Haskell
(Jeff Epstein, Parallel Scientific)

Functional Reporting (Edward Kmett, S&P Capital IQ)

Enterprise Appointment Scheduling with Haskell (Ryan Trinkle,

Programming Map/Reduce in Mathematica (Paul-Jean Letourneau, Wolfram)


T1: Haskell Day 1 (Andres Löh)

T2 - OCaml tutorial (Yaron Minsky & Anil Madhavapeddy)

T3 - Erlang 101 - Your introduction to Concurrency and Multi-core
(Francesco Cesarini & Simon Thompson)

T4 - (Systematic generation of optimal code with MetaOCaml) Oleg

T5 - (Erlang Web frameworks) Steve Vinoski


T6 - Haskell Day 2 (Simon Marlow)

T7 - Clojure tutorial (Luke Vander Hart)

T8 - The Seductions of Scala (Dean Wampler)

T9 - Bending Clojure to your will: Macros and Domain Specific
Languages (Leonardo Borges)

T10 - Scalding - The Scala Tool for Data Analytics in Hadoop Systems
(Dean Wampler)
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