Recently legendary Cambridge research Don Syme presented an Introduction to F# at JAOO Aarhus in Denmark. From what I’ve heard the talk went really well, and the slide deck is a great way to pick up the F# language (or give an intro-level presentation yourself). I figured I’d point out some other upcoming F# talks I’ll be giving as well:
Nov 17-19, Platform Developers Conference (PDC), Los Angeles
I’ll be at PDC this year, but unfortunately I won’t be giving any talks. You’ll find me manning the Visual Studio 2010 booth talking about what’s going on in the languages space: talking about new features in C#, Visual Basic.NET, and what to expect in F#, in addition to plugging Iron Ruby and Iron Python.
Nov 21-22, SoCal Code Camp, Los Angeles
The weekend after PDC I’ll be giving the same F# for Architects talk, though with some updated slides and 50% more sizzle. If you are in the LA area I’d encourage you to stop by.
Jan 13-15, CodeMash, Sandusky Ohio
My talk Being an Evil Genius with F# and .NET was accepted and as you can tell from the abstract, I am super excited about giving the presentation. CodeMash is an awesome conference, and indoors at the Kalahari resort in Sandusky is absolutely where you want to be on a cold week in January.
In other news, the F# team is still plugging away trying to finish up Visual Studio 2010. We’ll have some announcements coming soon, but in the mean time the latest release of F# can is May 2009 CTP or Visual Studio 2010 Beta1. And, perhaps more importantly 😉 Programming F# is finally out! It’s so out that I have a copy of the book on my desk in front of me right now. I’d love to start a book tour, so if any of you know how to get me 10 minutes on the Today Show let me know.