Monday, 14 March 2011

Mike Hadlow on Monads on 29 March 2011

We’re more than happy to announce that Mike Hadlow agreed to do a talk on Monads. These days, monads are the "celebrities of programming language theory". But they also inspire fear in the hearts of lowly imperative programmers. However they are a very useful and powerful abstraction and they pop up everywhere. C#'s Linq syntax is Monadic, for example. Having an understanding of Monads will give you the conceptual tools to greatly simplify many programming challenges, from dealing with nulls and managing state, to asynchronous programming and parsing. This talk will be mostly C#, but I will also be introducing a little F# and even some Haskell.

Based in Brighton, England, Mike works as a freelance programmer, specializing in enterprise application development with Microsoft tools. He’s very interested in the art of programming and frequently gets excited by new technology.

Here are the details:

Start Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 07:00 PM GMT*

End Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 08:30 PM GMT

Attendee URL: (Live Meeting)

VAN Calendar:

(*) 08:00 PM UK, 09:00 PM Brussels, 03:00 PM EST, 01:00 PM MST and 12:00 Noon PST. For time zone arithmetic, you can consult the world clock site, use this time zone converter or every time zone.

Don’t miss out on this excellent learning opportunity. We hope to (virtually) see you there.


  1. Fantastic, Looking forward to it!

  2. Thanks Jan, that was a lot of fun. I just realised that I didn't point out that my code is on github here:

  3. Unfortunately missed it too...hope it was recored?