Warmup: Carin Meier on Programmer Joy

Featured speaker: Ben Kyrlach

Lenses and State: Using Functional Programming to solve Real World ™ problems.

In this presentation we’ll explore using concepts from functional programming to build dynamic binary parsers. We’ll learn how to use functional programming to implement object oriented programming best practices, and utilize the inherent composability of mathematical structures to implement a robust solution to a tough problem.

Ben Kyrlach is a software engineer at RacoWireless who has only recently began to appreciate the implications of applied mathematics in the field of computer science. When he’s not attempting to unlock the secrets of the universe, he’s probably playing video games or attempting to make music.