Why Teaching FP to undergrads is important

Posted on March 28, 2018 by emisshula

Why Teaching FP to undergrads is important

Plan for the talk

  1. Why Functional Programming is intellectually interesting (particularly with Haskell)
  2. The size and growth of the Tech sector in NYC
  3. The size, growth and earnings of CUNY CS grads
  4. The demographic biasis of the Tech Industry relative to NYC Population
  5. My thoughts on how helping to close this gap can benefit you and your employer

First computers were imperative by necessity

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Programming languages help us think

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Languages encourage patterns of thought

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There are dissenting opinions

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The rest of the talk is available

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