Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/fsharpined

 

First F# in Education Workshop

F# in Education is a one-day workshop for educators and industrialists, to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on November 5, 2010. The workshop welcomes participation from all academics interested in F# as a possible teaching language, as well as from those in industry wanting to know what it can offer for them. The program will offer a variety of talks covering all areas of use and implementation of the language. The workshop will be held in Microsoft’s vibrant New England Research and Development Centre on the scenic Charles River within reach of MIT, Harvard and Boston Universities.

About F#

F# is simple, type safe, and efficient functional programming language with special expressiveness in parallel programming, scripting, and algorithmic development. F# combines the advantages of typed functional programming with a high-quality, well-supported modern runtime system and the .NET library and tools base. F# is freely available for .NET and Mono development across Windows, Mac, and Linux, and has a very successful professional implementation in Visual Studio 2010. To support teaching of F#, Microsoft Research is working in conjunction with the F# community to ensure a consistent learning experience across all three platforms. This workshop will discuss the projects underway for F# courseware, implementations, and compiler open-sourcing. The workshop welcomes participation from all academics interested in F# as a possible teaching language, as well as from those in industry wanting to know what it can offer for them. The program will offer a variety of talks covering all areas of use and implementation of the language.

F# originates from Microsoft Research, Cambridge. The workshop is organized by the Computer Science theme at Microsoft Research, Redmond, led by Judith Bishop.

Program

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time

Description

18:00

Informal gathering in the hotel, walk to local restaurants

Friday, November 5, 2010

Time 

Description 

New England Research & Development (NERD) Center 

08:00 

Registration and full breakfast 

09:00 

Keynote: F#: Succinct, Modern Functional Programming—Don Syme, Microsoft Research, Cambridge  

10:30 

Break 

 

Implementations

11:00 

Monodevelop—Tomas Petricek, Charles University, Prague  (tbc)

11:30 

F# from the Mac User's Perspective - Joe Pamer, F# Core Team, Microsoft

12:00 

TryFSharp in a Browser—Dean Guo, Microsoft External Research 

12:30 

Lunch 

 

Education

13:30 

Topic  tbc - Rick Minerich, Microsoft MVP (F#) and Leader of the New England F# User's Group

14:00 

Programming Language Concepts using F# as a Meta-language - Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen -

14:30 

Panel session: Why Teach F#

  • Nigel Horspool, University of Victoria
  • David Walker, Princeton University
  • Representative from Imperial College, London

15:30 

Break 

 

The Future 

15:45 

Looking Ahead with F#: Taming the Data Deluge—Don Syme, Microsoft Research, Cambridge 

17:00 

Locknote: F# in Industry, Howard Mansell, CreditSuisse, New York

17:50 

Closing remarks—Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research 

18:00 

End 

19:00 

Workshop dinner 

Saturday, November 6, 2010 

Time 

Description 

09:00–12:30 

Project meeting by invitation 

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Event Details

Date: November 5, 2010

Venue: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 857.453.6000
Fax: 857.453.6013

Hotels: Recommended hotels close to the NERD Center are the Marlowe and the Liberty.
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Costs: There is no cost for attending the workshop. Attendance includes free breakfast, lunch, and workshop dinner on November 5. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.

Registration will be available in September. Please revisit this page.

Contact: Judith Bishop (Program) or Melissa Kelly (Arrangements)

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