Lambda Days is a functional programming conference held for the 5th time, this year in Krakow, Poland. It was held on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2018.
The main interests for me, as a Scala enthusiast, were the Scala related talks. Of course, I also wanted to see what is happening with the other programming languages and check out the trendings of the functional world.
I had a chance to attend a talk of one of the designers of the Haskell programming language, Philip Wadler. Haskell as a big influence of Scala was also something that drew my attention.
Great talks followed on stream processing, actor tracing, event sourcing, especially related to my interest in Akka and Apache Kafka. Also, I have to say that one of the most significant lectures I attended was about Kafka streams with Clojure. (Clojure, being another functional language for the JVM.)
The hotel in which I stayed during my visit is located in the old part of Krakow, so a lot of sights worth visiting were within walking distance, such as St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and Historical Museum of Krakow.
The decision not to limit the conference to a single language or platform was, in my opinion, a brilliant one. This way the conference allowed a wide range of relevant topics in different languages, which all have the functional part in common.
Well organized and interesting conference in general, in my humble opinion.