[Haskell-cafe] Canberra interest?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 07:12:51 UTC 2013

On 18 November 2013 12:32, Ben Lippmeier <benl at ouroborus.net> wrote:
> On 18/11/2013, at 11:12 AM, Tony Morris wrote:
> Hello, I am from Brisbane, Australia and it is my mission to teach
> functional programming to all and especially Australia. I am tasked with
> this mission by my employer, NICTA, which is funded by the Australia
> government.
> With support from NICTA, I usually run (free) courses to assist in this
> mission and have done so in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. However, I
> often wonder about any interest in Canberra. I do not find any user
> interest groups related to Functional Programming or language-specific
> such as Haskell when I search, so I was hoping to seek out any
> expressions of interest here.
> Are any of you from Canberra? If so, are you interested in learning more
> about functional programming? Would you be interested in attending a 2
> or 3 day workshop? Do you have peers who would also be interested? If
> these people exist, how might I contact them?
> I am from Canberra originally.
> On the academic side, talk to:
> Clem Baker-Finch -- teaches programming languages at ANU.
> http://people.cecs.anu.edu.au/user/3877
> http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP3610/
> Uwe Zimmer -- teaches first year programming in Haskell at ANU.
> https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/zimmer-ur
> http://cs.anu.edu.au/student/comp1100/index.html
> Also anyone who is tutoring for them.
> There are also FP people in the RSISE/NICTA lab, but they are more
> experienced researchers that don't need
> the basics of functional programming taught to them. Eg:
> Michael Norrish -- is associated with the L4 verified project here in
> Sydney.
> http://nicta.com.au/people/norrishm
> At one time Alex Mason was organising some FP events from Canberra, but I
> haven't heard anything about him for a year or more. I suspect he's
> graduated by now (was an undergrad at ANU).

There's also me.  The CLUG group has a programmers SIG night second
Thursday every month, but might also be interested in general:
http://clug.org.au/ (admittedly I haven't been to any in a while due
to conflicting schedules, but I keep meaning to go and do a parsing
combinators talk...)

> Ben.
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Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
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