May 20 - 22 | 2019 Antwerp, Belgium
09:00 - 17:00

JavaScript - Fun with Functions

JavaScript is still the world's most misunderstood programming language. The key to using JavaScript well is in understanding how to program with functions. Higher order functions provide a functional programming model with security and utility.

This workshop will present a progression on simple programming problem. The goal of the day is to experience a paradigm shift. This workshop uses JavaScript, but its lessons can be applied to any language. Basic JavaScript knowledge is required. Knowledge of web or node programming is not required. 

You should bring a laptop with a text editor or IDE. You will also need a JavaScript engine for testing your functions. Any webbrowser except Chrome can be used. Or you can use NodeJS, or any other JavaScript engine.

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Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford is the author of _How JavaScript Works_ and _JavaScript: The Good Parts_. He was born in Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages. He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was an important and unexpected discovery. He also discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format, the world’s most loved data format.