This month we have Chris Wallace (@bitcollider_io) to tell us about Functional programming in Python:
Python is a terrible language for functional programming. Yet, functional programming is a great paradigm for Python. We’ll discuss what all this functional fuss is about and look at how thinking more functionally can result in code that is clean and clear.
Come and learn to love the lambda: it’ll def be fn!
After the talk, time permitting, we’ll be back to our code dojo - so come armed with some problems to suggest and bring your laptops to join in!
For the unacquainted a code dojo is a hands-on group coding session. Having picked a challenge, in small teams we set about coding up a solution. Then at the end of the allotted time we get together and show each other our code (bugs, warts and all). The aim is simply to have some fun - there is really no pressure to produce good or even working code! Although it can be quite intense, working with other people is a fantastic way to learn. Everyone from Python beginners to pros get something out of it.
Pizza will be courtesy of our kind sponsors Sharpe Recruitment (@sharperecruit) and Pebble (@mypebble) - get there early to get a slice! And we once again will be hosted by the ace folks at Campus North (@campusnorthuk).
Campus North is down the hill from the Body Zone Gym and the Cornerstone Cafe on the corner of Carliol Square. Please ring the doorbell, or tweet @PythonNorthEast, to get let in.
Hope to see you there and please spread the word.
The meetup requires a minimum of 15 signed up to proceed.
5 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1, United Kingdom
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