IEEE Computer Society Webinar: Try F# for Big and Broad Data – Tuesday May 7


Next Tuesday I’ll be taking part in an IEEE Computer Society Webinar about Try F#. Please join us! Register here.

Date:  Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 19:00  GMT (Duration: 1 hour)
Try F# is an easy on-ramp to learning F#, a simple and pragmatic programming language combining functional, object-oriented and scripting programming. During the webinar you will learn how to use the tutorials to solve real-world scenarios, including analytical programming and information-rich programming encountered in finance and data science. At the end of the webinar you will be able to bring the web of data to your fingertips through type providers, write code in the browser and share it with the rest of the community.
Evelyne Viegas, Director Evelyne Viegas, Director Semantic

Evelyne Viegas is the Director of Semantic Computing at Microsoft Research. Semantic Computing is about interacting with data in rich, safe and semantically meaningful ways, to create the path from data to information, knowledge and intelligence. Her latest project working in partnership with universities and developers includes Try F#.

Christophe Poulain Christophe Poulain, Senior Software

Christophe is a Senior Research SDE in the Connections team of Microsoft Research. One of his current interests is the development and the application of software to solve problems that involve massive amounts of data and computation. His recent project includes functional programming in the browser with Try F#.
Don Syme, Principal Researcher Don Syme, Principal Researcher
Don Syme is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. His main current responsibility is the design and implementation of F# (blog), though he’s also worked on C# and, indirectly, Visual Basic and other languages. His area is programming language design and implementation, with emphasis on making functional languages that are simpler to use, interoperate well with other
languages and which incorporate aspects of object-oriented, asynchronous and parallel programming. 

Kenji Takeda Kenji Takeda, Solutions Architect and Technology

Dr Kenji Takeda is Solutions Architect and Technical Manager for the Microsoft Research Connections EMEA team. He has extensive experience in Cloud Computing, High Performance and High Productivity Computing, Data-intensive Science, Scientific Workflows, Scholarly Communication, Engineering and Educational Outreach. 

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  2. TL says:

    I saw this presentation live and it was outstanding.  I would like to show it to my class.  Is it posted somewhere?  If not – please consider posting it.  It's a great motivational video.