Why A Functional Programming Conference?
For over 35 years, functional programming has been a hot research topic. However in the last 5 years, driven by the need to build massively concurrent systems and to handle big-data, we've experienced a rapid adoption of functional programming concepts by diverse companies, ranging from tech start-ups to financial institutes.
These days, functional programming is at the heart of every, new generation programming technologies. Companies are employing functional programming to enable more effective, robust, and flexible software development. This has given birth to a very vibrant community of functional programmers, who are constantly exploring ways to bring functional programming concepts to the world of enterprise software development.
Functional Conf is designed to bring the growing community of functional programmers together under one roof. At Functional Conf:
- participants can understand the fundamentals concepts behind functional programming,
- they can learn how others are using functional programming to solve real world problems,
- practitioners can meet peers and exchange their experience,
- experts can share their expertise on practical usage and gotchas in functional programming concepts.
Conference Sessions (Thursday & Friday October 9th & 10th) will consist of a series of talks and tutorials given by practitioners in the field. The talks will be split between experience reports, describing ways in which functional programming has been used, either successfully or unsuccessfully, in the real world; and technical talks, which will detail techniques and approaches for applying functional programming in practical settings.
Post Conference Workshop (Saturday October 11th) will be made up of in-depth, hands-on sessions for learning particular technologies and techniques in functional programming. These will range from language introductions for beginners to more advanced and focused sessions on particular language features, techniques or tool kits.
|Time||Track 1 (Beginner)||Track 2 (Advance)|
|October 10th, 2014|
|09:00-10:00||Keynote - Fear: The Role of Fear in Language Adoption by Bruce Tate|
|10:30-11:30||Pragmatic Functional Programming using Dyalog
|Demystify the Reactive Jargons
|11:45-12:30||Writing and improving tail recursive functions
|Object-functional programming: Beautiful unification or a kitchen sink?
Rahul Goma Phulore
|13:30-14:15||Programming, Only Better
|Distributed computing: dealing with Time and Failure in the wild
|14:30-15:30||Purely functional data structures demystified
|Advanced Session 4|
|15:45-16:45||Beginner Session 5||Advanced Session 5|
|17:00-18:00||Keynote: The Joy of Functional Programming by Venkat Subramaniam|
|Tentative - Hands-on Workshop - October 11th, 2014 (Saturday)|
|2||Scala for Java & C# Programmers|
|3||Functional Programming with Java 8|
|Slab||Start Date||# of Seats||Conference Pass
|1. Super Early Bird||June 10th||25||3,000 Rs.|
|2. Early Bird||July 1st||50||4,000 Rs.|
|3. Smart||July 15th||100||5,000 Rs.|
|4. Regular||August 1st||100||7,000 Rs.|
|5. Late||August 15th||75||10,000 Rs.|
|6. Last Minute||Sep 15th||50||15,000 Rs.|
Each slab has a fixed number of seats. Once they are sold, next slab is active.
Online registration page clearly displays the number of seats left for the current slab.
Additionally, we also have exciting post-conference workshops on Oct 11th from our top-notch speakers. Registration for these workshops are separate from the actual conference registration. You can pay and register for specific workshops. Workshops will be announced soon...
For name change, cancellation/refund policy, please check the online registration's terms & conditions.
Call for Proposals
Interested in presenting at first Functional Conf? The public proposal submission system is now live!
Interested speakers are requested to submit their proposals directly on our proposal submission system. All proposals will be public. Registered user of the submission system will be able to comment on your proposal. Submitters may also post comments on reviews or public comments of their own proposals to provide clarifications, explain revisions and respond to questions. Comments by public users are information that can be utilized by both the submitter and the review team. Ultimately the decision to accept a session resides with the program team, the program chair, and the conference chair.
Your proposal stands the best chance to be selected, if it's unique, fully flushed, ready-to-go. Ensure you provide links to:
- previous conference or user group presentations
- open source project contributions
- slides & videos of your (present/past) presentations
- your blog posts or articles on this topic
- and so on...
Speakers will be compensated as follows:
|60 or 90 minutes session||1 Free Conference Registration + 2 Hotel Night|
|45 minutes session||1 Free Conference Registration + 1 Hotel Night|
|20 minutes session||1 Free Conference Registration|
|< 20 minutes||No Compensation|
Speakers can contact email@example.com for discount code to register for the conference.
Compensation listed above is only for primary speakers. Co-presenters can avail a 25% discount on their registrations. Hotel nights are capped at 3 nights for speakers with multiple accepted sessions. They cannot be accumulated beyond the cap or transferred to another person. Free registrations cannot be accumulated or transferred.
Become a Sponsor
Functional Conf is organised by community of passionate functional programmers on a volunteer-basis. We rely on corporate sponsorship to keep ticket prices low for attendees, as well as help cover the cost of venue, food, beverages, t-shirts, and more.
Listed below, you'll see, we offer a variety of sponsorship levels, each with their own benefits. And if you don't see a sponsorship level that fits your interests, just let us know! We're open to figuring out something that works for you and us.
- Title Sponsor (Limited to 2)
- Platinum Sponsor (Limited to 3)
- Gold Sponsor (Limited to 4)
- Conference Bag Sponsor (Limited to 1)
- Conference T-Shirt Sponsor (Limited to 1)
- Conference Reception Sponsor (Limited to 1)
- Conference Lunch Sponsor (Limited to 2)
- Track Sponsor (Limited to 4)
Checkout the Sponsor Deliverable page for important dates and stall setup details.
For questions about sponsorship or to view the 2014 sponsorship prospectus, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Functional Conf is a hard-core tech conference that aims to bring together top-notch developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology using Functional Programming concepts.
Core Principles of Functional Conf:
- Quality OVER Quantity: At Functional Conf, we believe in staying small and providing a richer experience to the participants. Its never about how many talks we can jam into the program or how many participants we can gather. Its about building a small, but strong community.
- Zero Marketing: You cannot pay to get a speaking slot. Conference talks are never sold to sponsors.
- Respect Privacy:The conference participant database is never sold or given to sponsors. We respect and protect your privacy.
- Tech OVER Process: Talks are in general code-heavy, not process-oriented. If you are interested in Process, you should check Agile India Conference.
- Moderately Priced: At Functional Conf we strive really hard to make the conference affordable. Our aim is to ensure that interested participants should be able pay out of their pocket, without having to depend on their company for sponsorship.
- Networking: At Functional Conf you will learn as much (if not more) by meeting other practitioners, making connections with them, sharing your ideas, and building a strong community.
Official Host for Functional Conf 2014
Hotel Chancery Pavilion, a 5 Star Luxury Business Hotel, located in the heart of the city.
The Chancery Pavilion Hotel Bangalore
#135, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560 025, India
Tel : +91-080-41-41-41-41
Fax : +91-080-41-41-42-42
Special Discount for Conference Attendees
We've worked out a special 10% discount on hotel rooms. (~4500 INR + Taxes for Superior Room.)
Directly book your hotel at this discounted price at:
Alternatively you can contact Ms. Shveta Datta, Asst. Sales Manager @ The Chancery Pavilion:
Mobile: +91 99000 94659
Tel: +91 80 4141 4141
Hotel Grand Pavilion,
114, K.H. Road, (Lal Bagh Double Road)
Bangalore - 560027
(1.2 KMs from Conference Venue. Its a pleasant walk.)
Special Discount for Conference Attendees
Special 20% discount on hotel rooms. (~3050 INR Single Occupancy for Deluxe Room.)
To avail this discount contact Mr. S Umesh, Sales Manager @ The Grand Pavilion:
Mobile: +91 80507 00020
Tel: +91 80 4131 6751/2/3
USE "FunctionalConf" CODE TO AVAIL THIS DISCOUNT
VISA for Entering India
We recommend all foreign delegates (speakers & participants) apply for a tourist visa. This is the safest, cheapest and most hassle-free visa. All you need is your confirmed flight tickets and hotel confirmation to apply for this visa.
Current citizens of Cambodia, Finland, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam can get a "Tourist Visa On Arrival". Its valid for 30 days, for single entry and is available only at the international airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Citizens from other countries are required to apply for the visa before hand. Give at least 3 weeks for the visa process. Some agencies that can help you
Please do not apply for Conference Visa. This visa is only applicable for government run conferences.