Jun 03, 2018
Jun 05, 2018
20180603T0000 20180605T2359 America/Denver Five Years of Excellence in Functional Programming Education LambdaConf is the leading and most well-known conference for functional programming in the world. Each year, hundreds of aspiring and practicing functional programmers, researchers, and students assem... University of Colorado Boulder, 2450 Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO 80305 LambdaConf 2018 lambdaconf@fantasyland.institute

Five Years of Excellence in Functional Programming Education

LambdaConf is the leading and most well-known conference for functional programming in the world. Each year, hundreds of aspiring and practicing functional programmers, researchers, and students assemble from all around the world to learn foundations, master new languages and libraries, and share state-of-the art research, techniques, and applications in the rapidly growing field of functional programming.

Every edition of the conference is packed full with educational content, insight from commercial usage and academia, and inspiration and passion. Amazing speakers, locally-sourced gourmet meals, and professional networking activities, all combine to make each edition uniquely memorable.

In the year 2018, LambdaConf returns for its fifth year anniversary. We have a few surprises in store for attendees and speakers, and we have set the bar higher than ever for content and experience. Attendees will find hands-on training, in-depth workshops, educational sessions, and deep technical content showcasing how functional programming is solving today's hardest business problems.

Sessions cover topics in all of the following areas:

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Blockchain
  • Bringing Functional Programming to Work
  • Category Theory
  • Concurrency
  • Cryptography
  • Data Processing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Formal Verification
  • Functional Architecture
  • Functional Programming Abstractions
  • Functional Programming Languages
  • Functional UI
  • Machine Learning
  • New & Niche Functional Programming Languages
  • Popular Functional Programming Libraries
  • Programming Language Theory
  • Security
  • Streaming Data
  • Teaching Functional Programming
  • Type Systems
  • Type Theory
  • Web Services

We warmly welcome you to join us in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a series of mind-blowing workshops and talks and the wonderful company of the many helpful and smart people who gather at the conference year after year.

Deepen your mastery of the craft of writing quality software using functional techniques, and rediscover for yourself the magic of programming.


  • Multi-Track. With as many as 8 concurrent tracks, LambdaConf has a mind-boggling amount of quality workshops and talks that guarantees all attendees will find content that is interesting and appropriate for them. A continuous unconference track allows people to share and learn spontaneously.
  • Free Workshops. LambdaConf is packed with two days of 6 hour and 2 hour hands-on training workshops that would cost thousands of dollars elsewhere. Based on past editions of the conference, the majority of attendees who go to LambdaConf come away with new knowledge and skills they can immediately apply on the job.
  • Professional Networking. The conference is preceded by a full day of networking activities, including hiking, socializing at a local brewery, and coffee tasting, and two and a half hours of every day are devoted to shared meals, drinks, and snacks. Advance your career by connecting with leaders in the field of functional programming.
  • Gourmet Meals. LambdaConf spares no expense on conference meals, using locally-owned restaurants to craft mouth-watering, hot breakfast and lunch every day of the conference, as well as the conference dinner. Even custom diets can be accommodated.
  • Surrounding Events. LambdaConf is preceded by two-day, intensive commercial training packages, which are available for an additional fee and cover select topics in functional programming. LambdaConf is followed by a day of free or low-cost mini-conferences, including PureScript Conf 2018, Scalaz 8 Summit, and more.
  • Beautiful City. LambdaConf is hosted in Boulder, Colorado, which consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in America. In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, attendees can enjoy hiking, climbing, and much more, with fine-dining and shopping in a compact city that's walkable and bikable.
  • Highly Accessible. LambdaConf has a long tradition of providing scholarships to those in need. All venues are handicapped accessible, the conference venue has all-gender bathrooms, and childcare is included, making the event accessible to everyone who has a passion for functional programming.

Venue location

University of Colorado Boulder, 2450 Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

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