June 18, 2015

Jamie will present "Intro to functional programming using F#"

Jamie Dixon
Coder, Chicken Software

Jamie Dixon has been writing code for as long as he can remember and has been getting paid to do it since 1995. He was using C#and javascript almost exclusively until discovering F# and now combines all three languages for the problem at hand. He has a passion for discovering overlooked gems in data sets and merging software engineering techniques to scientific computing. When he codes for fun, he spends his time using the .NET Micro framework with Netduinos and the Kinect. 

Jamie has a BSCS in Computer Science and has been a MCSD since 2001. He is the Chair of his town's Information Services Advisory Board and is an outspoken advocate for Open Data. He also is involved with his local .NET User Group (TRINUG) with an emphasis on data analytics, machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT).

Jamie's most recent failures is getting voted off of tech-ed idol by saying that end users are stupid, destroying several hundred dollars of robotic equipment in an ill-advised experiment involving lawnmowers, and getting several major conferences to reject his presentation submissions.

Jamie lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wonderful wife Jill and their three awesome children: Sonoma, Sawyer, and Sloan. He blogs weekly at jamessdixon.wordpress.com and can be found on Twitter @jamie_dixon

B: jamessdixon.wordpress.com
T: www.twitter.com/jamie_dixon
G: www.github.com/jamessdixon

We meet at Mojo Coworking in downtown Asheville. (directions)
60 N. Market Street – C200
Asheville, NC 28801

Parking is on the street and is free after 6 pm

The parking lots connected to Market Street are towing enforced. Since most of the street is filled with lawyer offices, parking should be abundant when we arrive.

Agenda:
* 6:00 PM Networking with dinner
* 6:30 PM Announcements and Introductions
* 6:45 PM Presentation
* 8:00 PM Wrap-up