Friday Hacks #156, August 31

Posted on by E-Liang

Hi Hackers,

This week, Jane Street is specially coming down to give a talk on concurrency in OCaml. We also have a CS student who will share his interesting experience with the D language. Special thanks to Jane Street for sponsoring the pizzas and sushi this week!

Date/Time: Friday, August 31 at 6:30pm
Venue: The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise
Free pizzas and SUSHI is served before the talks.

Intro to concurrent functional programming with Async

Talk Description:

Programming with concurrency can be difficult. This talk is going to give an introduction to Async, a library for concurrent programming in OCaml, developed and heavily relied upon by Jane Street. I’ll give a brief intro to concurrent programming, talk about how it can be hard and how Async approaches these issues. The talk will also cover basic usage of Async and a glimpse at some advanced features.

Speaker Profile

After acquiring a degree in Computer Science in his native Berlin, Max Wolter got his start as a freelance software developer. He moved to Hong Kong in 2013 and has been with Jane Street Capital since 2015, working as a senior software developer on all things to do with financial symbology.

A month with the D language

Talk Description:

Choosing a language for your next big project can be difficult. What makes D different from Java / C++ / C / anything else? This talk will cover some of the cool features that make programming in D fun and easy. Live demos and hilarity may follow.

Speaker Profile

Eliot is a second year student reading Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. In his spare time, he takes apart things and tries to remember how to put them back together.

Jane Street

Jane Street — a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology and collaborative problem solving.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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