3-day FP course, Sydney, 24-26 June 2019

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The Queensland Functional Programming Lab (http://qfpl.io), a Data61/CSIRO and Queensland
Government initiative, is running a free 3-day Functional Programming
workshop in Sydney, June 2019. The workshop will be split into two
tracks of focus:

1. **Introduction to Functional Programming**. This is the traditional
workshop that has been run by Data61 for many years. This track is
targeted toward people who have some basic programming experience, but
little or no exposure to Functional Programming.

2. **Applied Functional Programming**. This is course material that
is targeted toward programmers who have become proficient with
navigating Functional Programming concepts, and in particular, Haskell
data structures. This course material involves writing a web application
with a database backend.

# Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in Functional Programming (FP) is encouraged to
register. The introductory workshop track is designed to be inclusive
and requires no prior experience with functional programming.  Each
session will be instructed by team members of the QFPL and you will be
using the Haskell programming language to help you along your path of FP
discovery. The Applied FP track will also be instructed by QFPL team
members.

# Program Details

* **Date:** Monday 24 June 2019 – Wednesday 26 June 2019
* **Time:** 0900 – 1700 *(UTC+10)*
* **Location:** Data61, 13 Garden Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015 (reception, level 5)
* **Cost:** Free.

# Requirements for participation

Participants will be required to bring a suitable development machine
(portable) for working through the exercises. You will also need to
install the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (http://www.haskell.org/ghc/)
version 8 or higher on that machine.

You will require a local clone on your development machine, of two
github repositories:

1. https://github.com/data61/fp-course/
2. https://github.com/qfpl/applied-fp-course

The Applied Functional Programming track requires a working install of
SQLite3 on your development machine. It has been tested with SQLite v3.21.0.

There are no other primary requirements. Reading up on Haskell syntax
prior to the introductory material will be beneficial to progress.

#### Introduction or Applied Course?

Are you keen to attend, but unsure which track is best for you?

Take a look at this article.

http://qfpl.io/posts/intro-or-applied/

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# Expression of Interest

Please register your expression of interest at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GoYLEXTYQvWSy0yumwGmlbvloQqmAX8p6bBKIE3h51o/ before
Monday 10 June 2019.

In your response, please address the questions below. These questions
are used to ensure that your expectations are compatible with the
courses. Note: Your answers will not be shared outside of the QFPL team.

1. How would you rate your level of understanding of functional programming?
2. What would you hope to get out of the session?

Please note that numbers are limited due to room size and safety regulatory
requirements. You will be notified on or before 14 June 2019 of your
participation.
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