My plans for
Published on December 18, 2009 under the tag ghent
Tomorrow I’ll be going to the third edition of BarcampGhent. It’s the first barcamp I’m going to, and I’m rather looking forward to it. After reading through the list of presentations a few times, I picked a few items I’d certainly like to see.
Presentations I want to see
- Old Media vs. New Media by Bart De Waele. The subject he picked seems very interesting and I’d like to know what he (as the founder of netlash, and someone very actively participating in social media) thinks about it. Additionally, I have seen a presentation of Bart before, on an event organised by Zeus WPI, and he certainly is a good speaker.
- NoSQL by Steven Noels. Simply said, I don’t know anything at all about NoSQL, and this seems like a good chance to learn.
- Something about RSI by Michaël Rosseel. Relevant for someone like me who spends a lot of time behind his computer.
- How to commit a crime and get away with it by Koen Delvaux. Because the title sounds awesome.
What I will be presenting
I’m going to do a presentation called “learn you a haskell in 20 minutes”. It will be a basic introduction to the functional programming language Haskell. It won’t be a classic basic introduction, I’m going to explain some none-trivial things. That’s because all so called “simple introductions” I’ve seen were pretty boring. So I’m going to try something different: I’ll introduce some more advanced concepts instead using a simple application I wrote.
In other words, my goal is not to teach you some basic Haskell concepts in 20 minutes, but rather to spark your interest in functional programming languages. Let’s hope this works!
Your most humble and obedient servant, Jasper Van der Jeugt