Learning Functional Programming with JavaScript

Learning Functional Programming with JavaScript

This is a highly recommended great talk! Presented well, with good information, and a very understandable introduction to a number of functional programming concepts.

You can reach her presentation here..

Anjana is a language technologist and software developer based in Germany. She’s a polyglot coder, but has never found a language that could steal her heart away from Python. She’s on a mission to spread the joy of programming, and feels passionately about making the tech world more accessible and diverse. She is so interested in speech technology, natural language processing, or Python internals etc.

If you want to learn more about Anjana Vakil, You can find more information on her website (http://vakila.github.io/about/). Anyhow, I would like to share with you to know her more.

About me

I’m fascinated by languages, both human and machine, and the connections between the two. I recently completed a MS in computational linguistics at Saarland University in Germany, where I studied speech technology, machine learning, and computer-assisted language learning. Prior to that, I earned a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley, studying formal logic and the philosophy of mind and language. I later worked in sales for a SaaS company in San Francisco, and taught English as a foreign language in SF and Vietnam. Meanwhile, I taught myself Python on the side, which ultimately led me to computational linguistics.

In grad school I fell in love with software development, so I spent the fall of 2015 at the Recurse Center, honing my coding skills by working on: improving my JavaScript fluency, writing functional code, contributing to open-source projects like Zulip, exploring CPython internals, visualizing data with libraries like D3, and making test-driven development a habit.

When I’m not at a computer, I enjoy traveling, learning foreign languages, swing dancing, knitting, karaoke, and listening to live music. You can usually find me in the sunniest spot in the room (or the spot closest to a dog).

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