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Come to the F# Workshop and Tutorial in Pisa, Italy, 27/28 June 2012 - "F# for Education and Innovation"
The University of Pisa will be hosting a one-day workshop entitled F# for Education and Innovation on Tuesday 28th June 2012. Please join us there! The workshop is preceded by an optional Introduction to F# Tutorial, run by Antonio Cisternino at the University of Pisa, on 27th June 2012. Topics...
15 May 2012
SkillsMatter Progressive F# Tutorials, New York City, 5-6 June 2012
I'm glad to mention that SkillsMatter will be running their Progressive F# Tutorials in New York City, 5 June 2012! This is a great opportunity for those on the East Coast of the USA to dive into practical, real-world programming F# from some of the world's best F# speakers. Some details are below...
15 May 2012
F# Training in London in January and February: Functional Programming in .NET and Real World F# Programming
Is it time to learn something new? Training is key to growing F# adoption and understanding in your enterprise, as well as increasing the skillbase of your C# and other programmers mroe generally. Here are some links to F# training courses in London in January and February, from the wonderful Tomas...
21 Jan 2012
Two Day Course: Tomas Petricek & Phil Trelford's Functional Programming in .NET, 27-28 October, 2011
Tomas Petricek & Phil Trelford are two major and well-known contributors to the F# Community and the F# London User Group. Tomas and Phil have teamed together to offer a two day course on Functional Programming in .NET . The course will be held at SkillsMatter in London on 27-28 Oct 2011 ....
23 May 2011
The F# Journal: Low Latency Allocationless Programming on .NET
The latest article from The F# Journal is on a topic I sometimes get asked about when talking to people doing low-latency financial trading systems: Allocationless programming on .NET "An extreme technique used in some latency-critical applications is to completely circumvent the garbage collector...
7 May 2011
Use F# Programming to Win the RockPaperAzure Challenge!
The RockPaperAzure Challenge is a competition being run by the Microsoft Azure team. You can find all the details in www.rockpaperazure.com Did you play Rock, Paper, Scissors as a kid? Does it still determine who makes the afternoon coffee run? Then you already know how to play the game. Now's your...
20 Apr 2011
Please submit your feedback on tryfsharp.org. Faculty and students especially!
I'm just been at the Microsoft Research Software Summit where we (Tomas Pertricek and I) gave a tutorial and a lecture on F#. The Microsoft Research Connections Try F# team were also there, and did a fabulous job running demos of tryfsharp.org , and they gave a session doing an in-depth dive as well...
18 Apr 2011
Announcing the Try F# Website! www.tryfsharp.org
On behalf of Microsoft Research Connections, I'm very glad to announce the arrival of the "go live" edition of the Try F# website ! TryF# is a new tool from Microsoft Research Connections that enables the learning of the F# programming language in an interactive browser-based environment. TryF#...
31 Mar 2011
Tomorrow: Skills Matter Functional Programming Exchange, London
The folk at Skills Matter in London are hosting a Functional Programming Exchange workshop tomorrow in London. Speakers include Simon Peyton-Jones (MSR), Tomas Petricek (UCambridge), Simon Cousins, Matt Davey (Lab 49), Sadek Drobi, Robert Pickering, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino and more. Enjoy...
17 Mar 2011
Slides and Demo Scripts for SIGCSE
Today Nigel Horspool and I gave a tutorial on F# at SIGCSE in Dallas. As promised at the tutorial, attached to this blog post are the slides we used, along with the TwitterFeed and Interactive DirectX scripts used by Don. (For those who have seen it before, the TwitterFeed demo has been rewritten...
10 Mar 2011
F# for Python Developers, The San Francisco Bay Area F# User Group, Monday March 7
For those in the Bay Area, On next Monday, March 7, Darren Platt will be presenting on F# for Python Developers at the San Francisco Bay Area Users Group . Darren is a world leading expert in bioinformatics. Details: Monday, March 7, 2011 , 6:30pm, 835 Market St Ste 700 San Francisco, CA Both Python...
2 Mar 2011
Logistic Regression in F# using Microsoft Solver Foundation
Following on from my last post on Support Vector Machines in F# using Microsoft Solver Foundation , I'd also like to point to Yin Zhu's post on Logistic Regression in F# using Microsoft Solver Foundation . Enjoy! Don Logistic Regression in F# using Microsoft Solver Foundation Logistic regression...
27 Feb 2011
The F# Team Are Hiring! Come and be the Senior Program Manager for F#...
The F# Team are Hiring!!! Do you have a love for modern, industry-leading programming technologies? Can you help us take the F# language to the next level? Do you have the vision to combine functional programming with cutting edge technologies for data, cloud, web, finance and technical computing...
23 Jan 2011
Please Submit Content/Feedback on the F# MSDN Docs
The MSDN docs for F# are a primary learning and reference point for much of the language and the F# library. We really do value & read fedback on the MSDN docs, so please do take the time to tell us how the docs can be made. You can submit feedback in a number of ways Through the " Community...
19 Jan 2011
F# for Non-Functional Programmers with Jeffry Borror (Part 1)
The New York City F# Meetup Group is very fortunate to have Jeffry Borror presenting a series " F# for Non-Functional Programmers ". Jeffry recently designed and delivered a 5 day course on F# for Morgan Stanley and the material is drawn from this. The first session is on January 19 , the second on...
14 Jan 2011
F# Math: Microsoft Solver Foundation 3.0 Released
Microsoft Solver Foundation 3.0 is out, and ready for use with F#: We pleased to announce the release of Microsoft Solver Foundation v3.0. The Express edition is available at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/solverfoundation . The Standard and Academic Editions of Solver Foundation v3.0 will soon be...
14 Nov 2010
Professional F# 2.0, from Wrox
The long awaited Professional F# 2.0 is now available from Wrox! I got my copy from Talbott at PDC10, and have been greatly enjoying working my way through it, and I like everything I've seen. The book covers everything you need to know to get started with writing professional software components...
12 Nov 2010
Getting started with F# using an online book
Some of the recent announcements around F# have greatly expanded the number of people looking to dig into the language. One great resource for getting started with F# online is the online book called The F# Survival Guide , from CTO Corner. To quote Mark Pearl : I highly recommend those wanting to...
12 Nov 2010
Announcing the F# Compiler + Library Source Code Drop
Right in time for the first F# in Education Workshop in Boston, I’m very glad to announce that the long-awaited source code drop for an F# 2.0 compiler and core library are now available, as part of the F# PowerPack . This release reinforces the commitment Microsoft are making to F#...
4 Nov 2010
Announcing the 1st F# in Education Workshop, Cambridge MA, 5 Nov 2010
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...
9 Sep 2010
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