Did you learn Object-Oriented Programming in school or at work? Were you told the same lies as I was? In this talk, I document the oversimplifications, generalizations, and misinformation my professors dished out that I had to discover as I learned Functional Programming. Lies My OO Teacher Told Me Did you learn Object-Oriented Programming in […]
Eric Normand is a sought-after speaker who has spoken at conferences around the US and the world. He is also a frequent guest on podcasts.
Eric prepares his conference talks well in advance and rehearses 10-20 times. Compared to the typical programming conference talk, his talks are extremely polished. He also markets his upcoming talks on social media, and invests himself in the success of the conference.
Eric can speak on the topics of Functional Programming, Clojure and ClojureScript, Property-based Testing, and Concurrent Programming.
Past talks and podcast appearances
Many people ask about how to develop a functional mindset. It’s difficult if you’ve learned another paradigm and don’t know where to start. Functional thinking is a set of habits that you can train that will serve you well while programming in any language. This talk will cover four important areas: minimize mutation, minimize implicit […]
We talk about teaching ideas around functional programming, digging down into finding the motivations of why someone should care enough to want to learn something, and we end with some tips to keep in mind when teaching. Functional Geekery Episode 41 Transcript Steven Proctor: [00:01] Proctor here with some conference announcements before we get into […]
Ben and I talked about the pros and cons of Haskell and Clojure, empathize on some of the pain points of running an educational coding platform, and hypothesize on how the next great programming “killer demo” will present itself. Giant Robots Episode 172 Transcript Announcer: [00:00] This podcast is brought to you by Upcase. Want […]
In this episode we talked about old vs young Programmers, Teaching Fundamentals, Bootcamps, and many more. Please listen to the full episode of the podcast here: The Ruby Rogues Episode 232 Transcript Avdi Grimm: [00:00] Bears chewing on the wires again. Charles Max Wood: [00:02] Embarrassed. [00:04] [laughter] Avdi: [00:04] Constant problem. Coraline Ada Ehmke: [00:05] That’s […]
In this episode we cover my background in Clojure, my Clojure videos, core.async, teaching new topics to people, the Pre-Conj Prep for 2014, and my Clojure Gazette. Functional Geekery Episode 18 [PODCAST] Transcript Steven Proctor: [00:00] Proctor, here, with a quick announcement before we get into this episode. Bruce Tate’s new book “Seven More Languages […]
In this podcast, we talked about multiple topics such as Symbolic AI, Norvig and Lisp, Emacs Lisp, Paul Graham essays, Paul Graham’s book, Common Lisp, Oopsla and many more. Feel free to listen to this audio file: The COGNICAST Episode 062 [PODCAST] Transcript [00:00] [background music] Craig Andera: [00:00] Hello and welcome to episode 62 […]