Tokyo Society for the Application of Currying
TSAC is a group devoted to the study of functional programming. Originally founded by Curt Sampson and sponsored by Starling Software, it’s now sponsored by and meets at the offices of Tsuru Capital in Shinjuku, Tokyo; click here for access information and maps. (Note that this location will likely be changing later this year, so please check this page before every meeting.)
We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month.
Details of the next meeting are given below.
If you’re planning to come, dropping a note to Curt Sampson, firstname.lastname@example.org, is appreciated, but not required.
You do not need to have any previous experience with functional programming in order to attend; interest in it is all that’s required. We always have plenty of beginners, and in fact very few of us program in functional languages at work.
Speaking or presentation proposals are very welcome, especially by those tired of Curt droning on about Haskell all the time. Contact us at the above address.
We’re also happy to do collaborative coding during meetings, so if you have a laptop loaded with your favourite interpreter or compiler, bring it along!
If you have meishi (name cards), please hand some out; it makes it easier for all of us to remember who’s who and stay in touch.
As a final note, this TSAC should not be confused with the Tokyo Schönfinkel Appreciation Club a rather strange group of people who seem to have some sort of beef with Haskell Curry.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
The next TSAC meeting will be on Thursday, April 29th 2010 at 7:30pm. (Note that due to travel and other issues, the February and March meetings were cancelled.)
We are currently seeking a speaker for this meeting. Please send a note to Curt Sampson if you’ve got some ideas.
Information about previous meetings is available on the TSAC blog. We encourage all members to write posts on topics of interest to the group and contact Curt to help get them published here.
The Society’s Recommended Reading List
Friedman, Daniel P., and Felleisen, Matthias, The Little Schemer (Fourth Edition). MIT Press, 1996.
Hutton, Graham, Programming in Haskell. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
O’Sullivan, Bryan, Stewart, Don, and Goerzen, John, Real World Haskell. O’Reilly, 2008.
Hudak, Paul, The Haskell School of Expression. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Seibel, Peter, Practical Common Lisp. Apress, 2005.