I’ve been kicking around an idea for a US-based conference (probably changing cities each year) for working (or aspiring) functional programmers. I am aware of events like CUFP, but I am thinking of something larger, US-based, and more practical in focus.
I am also interested in the idea of mixing the following conference styles:
- Sessions – traditional speaker-focused sessions
- Workshops – long-form, speaker-led workshops on particular projects or languages
- Personal skills – working time to improve your craft by doing exercises either individually or in pairs/groups (koans, katas, etc)
- Projects – practicing those skills by working on open source projects
Languages of interest might include Erlang, Scala, Clojure, F#, Haskell, OCaml, Lisp, Scheme, Racket, etc but the focus would be on commercial programmers.
If you might be interested in such a conference, please give me some feedback! The form is also embedded below for your convenience…