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Pisa, June 28th 2012
F# for Education and Innovation

Workshop aims

The F# in Education and Innovation one-day workshop will be held at the University of Pisa on Thursday 28th June 2012. The workshop provides a forum for attendees to learn and explore the use of F# 3.0 for education, research and in industry.
Topics include:
  • F# for computer science, science and engineering education;
  • F# in financial computing;
  • Latest developments in F# 3.0 for information-rich programming, delivered through Visual Studio 11 and Try F# 3.0.
The workshop will conclude with a panel session discussing F# adoption in academia and industry.

Introduction to F# Tutorial

The workshop is preceded by an optional Introduction to F# Tutorial, run by Antonio Cisternino at the University of Pisa, on 27th June 2012.

About F# -

F# is a succinct, expressive and efficient functional and object-oriented language for .NET which helps you write simple code to solve complex problems. F# is simple, type safe, and efficient functional programming language with special expressiveness in parallel programming, scripting, and algorithmic development. F# combines the advantages of typed functional programming with a high-quality, well-supported modern runtime system and the .NET library and tools base.

Modern programming thrives on rich spaces of data, information and services. The latest F# 3.0 massively simplifies information-rich analytical programming. F# 3.0 provides integrated support for F# Information Rich Programming, a new and powerful way of integrating data and services into your programming experience.

This combination has been so successful that F# is now a first class language in Visual Studio, and can also be used on Mac, Linux and other platforms.

F# originates from Microsoft Research, Cambridge and the Microsoft Research F# team, led by Don Syme, in partnership with the Microsoft Developer Division. The workshop is organized by Kenji Takeda and Judith Bishop from Microsoft Research Connections.