November 2014

Novembers topic will be "Foray into Functional Programming with Elixir" presented by Trevor Brown.

Meeting Overview

Functional programming languages provide many advantages over traditional OO languages. Functional languages make data manipulation (e.g. parsing binary data) easier. Their lack of mutable state (all data is immutable) also makes functional applications simpler than their OO counterparts. Learning how to solve problems and write software in functional languages like Elixir can be difficult at first. Writing real-world applications in functional languages requires a different approach to problem solving. In this talk I cover core concepts specific to functional programming required to start writing simple Elixir applications quickly. I will also share some things I have discovered over the past year that have helped me make the transition from OO to functional programming. Focusing on data and data manipulations is key to being productive in a functional language. 

Presenter Bio

Trevor Brown has been working on as a software developer for almost 5 years. Trevor has a background in web development and has done programming in Ruby, JavaScript and Lua. He ventured into functional programming a year ago has come to love Erlang and Elixir. He works as a developer at Voalte. Trevor also has a blog on programming at

This event will take place on Wednesday November 26th, 2014.

Please RSVP for this event! RSVP's are important for allocating space, food, etc!

The doors will be locked and somebody will be there to let you in from 6:30pm - 7:00pm. If you arrive after 7:00pm please email (chris @ sunjug . org) me and I will meet you down stairs. 


6:30pm - 7:00pm: Food and networking (3rd floor bar)

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Presentation (3rd floor conference room)

Our event will be hosted by HuB Sarasota - and located at 1680 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL, 34236