Friday, August 10, 2007

Haskell Video: Simon Peyton-Jones' Tutorial at OSCON

I was lucky enough to attend this. It was great. Simon Peyton-Jones is one of the best presenters I've ever seen, and I think it's just because he's just really into what he talks about. I haven't watched the footage itself, but given what I remember of the actual event in real life, it should be very entertaining and informative.


  1. Giles,

    I haven't had a chance to watch yet (on a slow mobile line). But I really have strong beliefs that functional theories and trends are gonna find homes in the 'mainstream' programmers life in maybe a half decades time.

    Functional thinking is made for sifting through large collections a breeze. The daily developer is gonna have to manage and analyze large data collections more and more.

    What are your thoughts on F# ? It's seems like a practical application of functional theories.

  2. The cameraman is an idiot. The focus is on Simon the whole time, and you rarely see the screen that he's talking about. I'll try and follow it all just by listening to Simon, but if you know where the slides are that would be helpful.

  3. I've heard the slides are available but I don't know where. I met the cameraman, though, and he was actually very smart.

  4. This lecture is awesome. Thanks to Google, his slides can be found here.


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