Fred CeciliaLambdaConf 2017 Interview
Fred Cecilia LambdaConf 2017 Interview
Fred Cecilia will be giving a talk at LambdaConf 2017. He will be speaking about Generative Design with Scala.JS.
PurelyFunctional.tv: How did you get into Functional Programming?
Fred Cecilia: My first contact with concept of Functional Programming was when I discover Scala. I follow the coursera MOOC Functional Programming Principles in Scala by coursera.
That's really help me to jump into this world.
PF.tv: What is your talk about?
FC: My talk is about creative coding in Scala using Scala.js and P5.js.
I will give feedbacks on how I deal with the state problem without denaturing the original API.
PF.tv: Who is your talk for?
FC: Every curious people! I would like to share my experience and I hope to have feedbacks to improve my work 🙂
PF.tv: What do you hope people will take away from the talk?
FC: I hope inspire and give to people some ideas for creative coding!
PF.tv: What concepts do you recommend people be familiar with to maximize their experience with the talk?
FC: People could take a look of P5.js and/or Scala.js. But this is really not necessary.
PF.tv: What resources are available for people who want to study up before the talk?
FC: No need to study anything! Come as you are.
PF.tv: Where can people follow you online?
PF.tv: Are there any projects you'd like people to be aware of? How can people help out?
FC: As a scala fan I am really excited by all the work to "put scala out of the jvm" So project like Scala.js and Scala Native are really interesting.
In another area, I'm a big fan of Kafka Streams. A light API for use Kafka to create low latency applications and real time micro services. It's not about functional programming but there are some similarities in some concepts.
PF.tv: Where do you see the state of functional programming in 10 years?
FC: In 10 years functional programming will really be mainstream, like Object Oriented is today. I think more school will teach it and It will be more understandable.
PF.tv: If functional programming were a superhero, what superpower would it have?
FC: Hummm ...If FP was a Super Hero, his superpower would be smart vision (and smart brain) to understand and decompose a problem to find smart solution. A strategical super hero!
This interview is not sponsored by nor affiliated with the conference or its organizers. It is in no way official. It is simply curated and organized public information about the conference.
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