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From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@j...>
Subject: CUFP 2010
CUFP is a venue for people who use functional programming for practical
applications, and this year's program (in my very biased opinion) is
particularly good.  CUFP is two days this year, a full day of tutorials
(including a tutorial on Camlp4 and Template Haskell which should be of
particular interest here), and a day of shorter experience reports and
technical talks.

CUFP is co-located with ICFP, and you can register through ICFP's
registration page, which is now up.

Without further ado:

   Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop
                       (CUFP) 2010

                 Call for Participation

                  Sponsored by SIGPLAN
                Co-located with ICFP 2010


                   1 - 2 October 2010
                   Baltimore (MD), USA


          Reservation will be available through
 ICFP's website: http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2010


Functional programming languages have been a hot topic of academic
research for over 35 years, and have seen an ever larger practical
impact in settings ranging from tech startups to financial firms to
biomedical research labs. At the same time, a vigorous community of
practically-minding functional programmers has come into existence.

CUFP is designed to serve this community. The annual CUFP workshop is
a place where people can see how others are using functional
programming to solve real world problems; where practitioners meet and
collaborate; where language designers and users can share ideas about
the future of their favorite language; and where one can learn
practical techniques and approaches for putting functional programming
to work.

CUFP 2010 will feature three hour Functional Programming tutorials
given by language experts on the first day and Experience and
Technical Talks on day two. Attendees may attend either or both days.

Talks Program, October 2nd 2010

Luke Hoban (Microsoft)
   Keynote: F#: Embracing Functional Programming in
   "Visual Studio 2010"

Sally A Browning (Galois Inc)
   Cryptol, a DSL for Cryptographic Algorithms

Marius Eriksen (Twitter)
   Scaling Scala at Twitter

Michael Fogus (Science Applications International Corporation)
   Naïveté vs. Experience - or, How We Thought We Could Use Scala and
   Clojure, and How We Actually Did It

Neal Glew & Leaf Petersen (Intel)
   Functional Language Compiler Experiences at Intel

Warren Harris (Metaweb)
   Functional Programming at Freebase

Warren A. Hunt, Jr. (U. of Texas)
   Eating One’s Own Dog Food

Rusty Klophaus (Basho Technologies)
   Riak Core: Building Distributed Applications Without Shared State

Howard Mansell (Credit Suisse)
   Eden: An F#/WPF frameworok for building GUI tools

Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
   Reactive Extensions (Rx): Curing Your Asynchronous Programming

Tutorial Program, October 1st 2010

   Clojure (Aaron Bedra)
   Building robust servers with Erlang (Martin Logan)
   High Performance Haskell (Johan Tibell)
   F# 2.0 - A day at the beach (Rick Minerich)
   Implementing web sites with Scala and Lift (David Pollak)
   Camlp4 and Template Haskell (Nicolas Pouillard, Jake Donham)

There will be no published proceedings, as the meeting is intended to
be more a discussion forum than a technical interchange. For more
information, for more information, including presentation abstracts
and the most recent schedule information, visit


See you there!

Yaron Minsky