Katie Miller, also known as codemiller, is a polyglot programmer with a penchant for Haskell. Katie co-founded the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming and co-organises the Brisbane Functional Programming Group. The former newspaper journalist works as an OpenShift Developer Advocate at Red Hat and co-authored the new O’Reilly book Getting Started with OpenShift. Katie is passionate about coding, open source, software quality, languages of all kinds, and encouraging more girls and women to pursue careers in technology.
YOW! Lambda Jam 2014 Brisbane
In order to expand the functional programming community we must be able to effectively educate people about our craft; this presentation will offer some ideas for doing so. Possible teaching languages and approaches will be discussed generally before two experience reports are presented from FP workshops run this year: the NICTA Lambda Ladies Brisbane event and the Functional Programming in the Cloud session at Codemania New Zealand. The talk will touch on the use of cloud technologies for education and include a demonstration of creating a simple Haskell web application in the cloud.