If you have the time to watch them, the CUFP 2009 videos have also now been posted.
I personally recommend Conal Eliot’s Beautiful Differentiation talk. It was truly beautiful, and had I had someone like this to teach me first year calculus, I probably would have a degree today.
If you have a look at the program page for Commercial Users of Functional Programming 2009 you’ll find now that, as well as the abstracts, the slides for the talks have been made available. The videos for both these and other ICFP presentations are probably about a month away, according to Jim Grundy of the ACM.
Since I’ve had a couple of requests, I’ve just posted the slides for both my ICFP 2009 presentation, Haskell in the Real World, and my Haskell Implementor’s Workshop presentation, My Dream GHC Environment.
Both presentations were videotaped, and the ICFP one, at least, is supposed to be available soon (perhaps on Google videos). The videos will no doubt be a lot more informative than my slides,
How he found it I’m not sure, since ICFP Proceedings are not exactly as popular as Slashdot, and nor is my rather dry, academic writing style in this paper as anywhere near as exciting as Yaron Minsky’s Caml Trading presentation. So I’m especially enjoying the love.
I always knew Haskell would bring me fame and (soon, I hope) fortune.
I’ve just returned from ICFP 2009, the The 14th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming in Edinburgh.
The conference went well, and was even more interesting than last year, perhaps because I comprehended a lot more of it. Last year seemed to be the year of dependent types, about which I had little clue at the time; this year I seemed to be hearing all the time about applicative functors. (Not that people were giving papers directly about applicative functors, but there seemed to be quite a number that chugged along in their own direction for a while and suddenly mentioned that what they were working on just happened to be an applicative functor as well.)