In a world of continuous technological evolution, the second edition of the Functional Programming Workshop took place, bringing together students, passionate programmers and programming experts with different programming paradigms to explore the fascinating world of functional programming. The event, which took place at the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, SPIRU HARET University on 23.11.2023, was a unique opportunity for second-year students of the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics to improve their knowledge and experience techniques and advanced functional approaches.
Functional programming is a programming paradigm that focuses on treating code as a series of pure mathematical functions, without side effects and state changes. This approach brings significant benefits to software development, including increased robustness and ease of testing. The Functional Programming Workshop gave participants a chance to better understand this paradigm and apply the associated concepts and technologies in their projects.
Also discussed are programming languages and their functional features, either through libraries or frameworks, such as Haskell, Scala, Clojure, RUST, Python, C#, Java, and C++.
Students had the opportunity to take part in hands-on sessions where they could test their skills in developing functional code. These exercises covered topics like map, filter, reduce, lambda expressions and more.
In addition to theoretical and practical learning, the workshop also promoted collaboration and networking among participants. Thus, they had the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with other professionals in the IT industry, opening up new perspectives in the field of functional programming.
In conclusion, the second edition of the Functional Programming Workshop was a success, bringing students and programming professionals together to explore the world of elegant and functional code. With technology continuing to evolve, events like this are essential to stay up-to-date and develop (new) valuable programming skills. We look forward to the next edition of this workshop, which promises to bring new knowledge and discoveries to the world of functional programming.
Associate Professor Dr. Marius Iulian Mihailescu
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
SPIRU HARET University
We are delighted to announce the return of our Functional Programming Workshop for its second edition! After a successful inaugural event, we're back to delve deeper into the cloud computing world, with a special focus on the ongoing projects of our talented students.