[Haskell-cafe] Haskell in 3 Slides
jfredett at gmail.com
Mon May 18 13:29:47 EDT 2009
Well, since the topic was EDSLs, and those generally involve monads (at
least from what I've seen), it might be wise to touch on them. However,
perhaps the fourth slide would just be a catchall? HOFs, some STM/Monad
stuff, etc? The topics I suggested just seem to me to be the 4 core
concepts you must understand to use haskell effectively.
Eugene Kirpichov wrote:
> Actually, I don't think it's a good idea to introduce monads on one of
> the 3-4 slides. While it *is* a core concept, it's not one of the
> advertising "bullet points"; and 1 slide is not enough to show what
> *use* monads are, let alone what they actually *are*.
> I'd probably suggest you to show something parallelism-related on that
> slide: for example, STM. Showing an "atomically do foo" and saying
> "And here, we atomically do foo" may turn out impressive :)
> And yes, of course HOF's.
> Also, on the Strong Typing slide, probably you could fit in an
> algebraic datatype and a smallish function over it in pattern-matched
> 2009/5/18 Joe Fredette <jfredett at gmail.com>:
>> While an incredibly small font is a clever option, a more serious suggestion
>> may be as follows.
>> 3-4 slides imply 3-4 topics, so the question is what are the 3-4 biggest
>> topics in haskell? I would think they would be:
>> * Purity/Referential Transparency
>> * Lazy Evaluation
>> * Strong Typing + Type Classes
>> * Monads
>> Assuming you have, say, 10-15 minutes for the talk, and the people there are
>> versed with imperative programming and maybe have some experience in
>> functional programming, you can probably jump over each of those slides in
>> about a minute, just enough to touch the subject.
>> I also assume that you don't need to fit the whole presentation in 3-4
>> slides, if you do, then .... yah.
>> David Leimbach wrote:
>>> Use an incredibly small font.
>>> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 8:16 AM, John Van Enk <vanenkj at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:vanenkj at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm giving a presentation to an IEEE group on Embedded DSL's and
>>> Haskell at the end of June. I need a 3 to 4 slide introduction to
>>> Haskell. What suggestions does the community have? Is such a short
>>> intro possible?
>>> It just needs to introduce the basics so I can show some code
>>> without alienating the audience. I'm hoping some one else has
>>> attempted this before, but if not, some boiler plate slides could
>>> be useful for every one!
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