This year I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Strangeloop conference in St Louis. The venues, the Union Street Marriot (a National Historic Landmark), and the Peabody Opera House were spectacular.
The range of sessions and speakers was literally mind boggling. Some of my favourites:
The breakfast hallway conversations were friendly and insightful, thanks to everyone for all the great feedback on my talk.
F# for Trading
Many people in the community use F# for Trading, and not just developers, traders too. Community matters in a language. The talk looked at some of the reasons people choose to use F# in Trading and some of the projects they have built to support their efforts, like Type Providers for Excel and the R statistical programming language.
The talk was recorded so expect a video to appear on InfoQ at some point in the future.
Strangeloop.zip (4.15 mb)