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Silvia Schreier, Consultant at innoQ

Silvia Schreier

Biography: Silvia Schreier

Silvia Schreier is a consultant at innoQ with a strong background on RESTful architectures. She enjoys diving into new technologies especially into functional programming languages and NoSQL databases. A a coach at Rails Girls workshops or other initiatives she tries to show how much fun computer science can be.

Twitter: @aivlis_s 

Presentation: Does the Paradigm Matter? - Chances and Challenges for Functional Programming in Enterprise Projects

Track: Functional Programming in the Enterprise / Time: Friday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Hall 6

There are a lot of religious wars in IT, about operating system, editors, spacing, and last but not least programming paradigms. But does the paradigm really matter? Why do we still discuss such questions and how can we change this?

Based on the experience from different projects, we will analyze how functional programming will affect your enterprise project, how you can use functional languages and why you should do so. Furthermore, we will look for indicators when it is definitley time to switch and what could be the problems. How can such a change getting started? How can modern language runtime like the JVM or CLR help?