Lambda days this year was an incredible event! Now, let’s take a moment to reflect on the experiences and share feedback to make future conferences even more awesome!
Lambda Days is much more about passion than promotion. Most of the presenters shared their expertise out of sheer passion, showcasing their love for Functional Programming. Many speakers mentioned how they had hoped to see Functional Programming become mainstream and find its way into commercial production code, and it’s fantastic to witness that happening. This passionate nature of the conference adds to its unique charm as the topic has evolved from a niche interest.
Speaking of memorable talks, I must highlight Conor Hoekstra’s (codereport) presentation on ‘Composition Intuition.’ He delved into BQL and combinatory logic, providing a concise overview of array languages and explaining the fundamentals of combinatory operators. The way he demonstrated how learning and utilizing BQL can impact our approach to functional compositions in daily programming life was truly captivating. It was a well-presented session that left a lasting impression.
Before the conference, someone asked me why bother attending in person when we can watch conference videos online and search for potentially better content. However, I made an interesting discovery after attending Lambda Days. Yes, it’s undoubtedly about discovering cool stuff, but it’s also about reigniting our motivation to explore the vast world of programming. Listening to passionate people, learning little nuggets of knowledge, and feeling that urge to delve deeper and engage in exciting projects just for fun, even outside of our daily jobs – that’s what makes investing time in conferences like these incredibly worthwhile!
Let’s keep the conversation going and continue fueling our passion for programming!