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Cameron Presley

Cameron Presley

Cameron Presley is a software engineer, boardgamer and Microsoft MVP living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, just outside of the Smoky Mountains. When he’s not writing software for his day job, he gives back to the community through organizing content for the @FunctionalKnox meetup in Knoxville, organizing the Lambda Squared conference and mentoring others through Knox .NET and Code Connective.


Saturday 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM

B Track Atlantica B

How Functional Programming Made Me a Better Developer

With the rise in popularity recently, functional programming has become “”The Next Big Thing””. As of today, there are tons of frameworks and tools that can be used for front-end, back-end, desktop, and mobile development. With that being said, the majority of us are still using object-oriented languages for our day jobs and don’t need to learn functional programming, right?In this talk, I’ll walk you through my experiences learning functional programming over the last year, how my style of programming has changed, and how I now think about programming with regards to both functional and object-oriented paradigms.