My name is Marilyn and I am a third year undergraduate student at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA. I began doing functional programming research on Haskell optimizers over the summer and decided to attend ICFP at the end of the summer. This was my first academic conference experience and …
Testing Functional ProgramsSun 8 Oct 2017
It is well known that testing is an important part of the process of software engineering. Functional programs should be no exception. However functional programs are special in that often they can be totally described equationally. This is the fundamental idea behind QuickCheck, a tool that …
A good place to know unexpected research resultsFri 6 Oct 2017
Informal workshop on numerical programming in HaskellSun 1 Oct 2017
I am Adam Ścibior, a third year PhD student at University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. This post is about a last minute informal workshop on numerical programming and data science that was held at ICFP this year.
The workshop was put together by Dominic …
Improving STM Performance with Transactional StructsFri 29 Sep 2017
A student trying to make themselves at homeTue 19 Sep 2017
Using Slack at ICFP 2017Tue 19 Sep 2017
A Blog by Simon ArchipoffFri 15 Sep 2017
I am Simon Archipoff, I am a PhD student at Université de Bordeaux, in computer science.
I wanted to attend to ICFP and several co-located workshop because I have a old and deep interest in functional programming.
I’ll try now to express a feeling that explain my interest.
filter(JustinPombrio, ICFP)Sat 9 Sep 2017
First, an advertisement. I’m graduating in a year, and want to either start as a postdoc or join industry, ideally in or near the US Northeast.
Social events with the ICFP communityFri 8 Sep 2017
ICFP 2017 has multiple social events, which established a potent community spirit at the conference. The two, which are more strongly associated with the main ICFP conference, are the welcome reception, held on the first evening of the main conference, and the banquet, held on the last. …
No Country for Polymaths*Thu 7 Sep 2017
Look at this picture for a moment, remember how you feel and what you think. Later, I will tell you more about it.
“Jules Henri Poincaré**, 29 April 1854 – 17 July 1912) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of …
Artificial Intelligence at ICFPThu 7 Sep 2017
I am Adam Ścibior, a third year PhD student at University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. I work on probabilistic programming, which puts me at the intersection of the fields of Machine Learning and Programming Languages. I was therefore delighted to see that …
Sometimes people behave badlyMon 4 Sep 2017
Yesterday, Sunday September 3rd, was the first day of workshops around ICFP – the first day of the conference week – and I noticed something strange: someone is using the conference notepads to leave small insulting notes about a specific university they hate.
The anonymous note says, …