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YOW! Lambda Jam is a conference for applied functional software developers working in languages such as Scala, Elixir, Haskell, Clojure, Elm, F#, and Functional Javascript. The conference provides the opportunity for attendees to enhance their software development skills using the principles, practices and tools of functional programming.

YOW! Lambda Jam consists of a two-day combination of talks, workshops and code jams as well as full-day introductory workshop options for new or intermediate functional programmers. Network, meet the experts and hone your skills all in one event.


Bringing Down the Cost of Verification

  • Gabriele Keller
    Associate Professor
    UNSW Australia

What are Types for, or are they only Against?

  • Conor Mcbride
    University of Strathclyde


Icicle: Write Once, Run Once

  • Amos Robinson
    PhD Student

Data Analysis with Vector Functional Programming

  • Tim Thornton
    Software Developer
    FD Labs

Distributing State over the Network in Clojure with Raft

  • Julian Gamble
    Technical Lead
    BT Financial Group

Design your own Optics to Improve Composability and Testability

  • James Hales
    Software Engineer
    Commonwealth Bank

Safe and Fast Parsers with Nom and Rust

  • Geoffroy Couprie
    Software Security Consultant
    Clever Cloud

Typed Services Using Finch

  • Tom Adams
    Product Engineering Lead

Practical Haskell Performance

  • Tim McGilchrist
    Tech Lead

Stop Paying for Free Monads

  • Mark Hopkins
    Sr. software engineer

Icicle: The Highs and Lows of Optimising DSLs

  • Jacob Stanley
    Software Engineer

When Less is More and More is Less: Trade-Offs in Algebra

  • George Wilson
    Functional Programming Engineer

Unified Parsing and Printing with Prisms

  • Fraser Tweedale
    Software Engineer
    Red Hat


  • Edward Kmett
    Chair of the Haskell Core Libraries Committee, Research Engineer
    Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Little Languages

  • David Laing
    Sr. Functional Programming Developer

Data Made out of Functions, for Faster Monads

  • Ken Scambler
    Software Architect

Writing Games for Android in Haskell

  • Christian Marie
    Senior Software Engineer

Writing Games for Android in Haskell

  • Sean Seefried
    Senior Software Engineer
    Digital Asset

Type-level Programming with Shapeless

  • Ben Hutchison
    Software Architect
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