[Haskell-cafe] Haskell in 3 Slides

Joe Fredette jfredett at gmail.com
Mon May 18 12:29:36 EDT 2009

While an incredibly small font is a clever option, a more serious 
suggestion may be as follows.

3-4 slides imply 3-4 topics, so the question is what are the 3-4 biggest 
topics in haskell? I would think they would be:

* Purity/Referential Transparency
* Lazy Evaluation
* Strong Typing + Type Classes
* Monads

Assuming you have, say, 10-15 minutes for the talk, and the people there 
are versed with imperative programming and maybe have some experience in 
functional programming, you can probably jump over each of those slides 
in about a minute, just enough to touch the subject.

I also assume that you don't need to fit the whole presentation in 3-4 
slides, if you do, then .... yah.


David Leimbach wrote:
> Use an incredibly small font.
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 8:16 AM, John Van Enk <vanenkj at gmail.com 
> <mailto:vanenkj at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I'm giving a presentation to an IEEE group on Embedded DSL's and
>     Haskell at the end of June. I need a 3 to 4 slide introduction to
>     Haskell. What suggestions does the community have? Is such a short
>     intro possible?
>     It just needs to introduce the basics so I can show some code
>     without alienating the audience. I'm hoping some one else has
>     attempted this before, but if not, some boiler plate slides could
>     be useful for every one!
>     -- 
>     /jve
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