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Presentation: "Adventures in Elm"

Time: Tuesday 13:55 - 14:45 / Location: Astor Ballroom

What do you get when you combine strict functional programming with heavy user interaction? Challenges, and unexpected freedoms. Elm is a purely functional language for the browser. It compiles to JavaScript -- after enforcing immutability, types, semantic versioning, and tight boundaries for user and server interactions. Working within these restrictions, I find my programming principles turned upside down. Small components? who needs them. Global state? no problem. New principles emerge instead: events, reproducibility, kindness in times of error. This session gives an overview of Elm, then focuses on the Elm Architecture: how it overturns what is essential in object-oriented and even backend functional programming.

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Jessica Kerr, Polyglot Functional Developer

Jessica Kerr

Biography: Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr is a functional developer on the JVM. She enjoys Scala, Clojure, Elm, gin, and surprises. She recently joined Stripe, where she works remotely from St. Louis, MO. Her school-age daughters do not appreciate her hobbies, especially all the travel to speak at conferences across the US and Europe.

Twitter: @jessitron