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Dan Macklin, Head of Research and Development at bet365

Dan Macklin

Biography: Dan Macklin

Dan is a hands-on technical manager who loves to learn, make things happen and get things done.  After running his own business for ten years,  Dan is now the Head of Research and Development at bet365.

Twitter: @dan_macklin

Presentation: Maximising Side Effects When Adopting Functional Programming

Track: Functional Programming in the Enterprise / Time: Friday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Hall 6

Managing positive outcomes from technology adoption is about identifying, measuring and then maximising positive side effects. 
In this talk Dan will describe the side effects of bet365's recent Erlang adoption. Starting with the rationale for change, Dan will walk through the highs and lows of the adoption process to explain what worked well, and what he'd change if history wasn't immutable.
Ultimately Dan will show that the journey which at times was perilous was worthwhile and that Functional Programming has been a success at bet365. 
Maybe side effects of Functional Programming aren't something to be feared after all?