12–13 May 2014
Chris Ford has been fascinated by functional programming since he first stumbled across Haskell during a misguided attempt to study electrical engineering. He came to his senses, and has spent the last seven years happily coding in various countries across the world.
Most recently, Chris is attempting to recover from the culture shock of moving to Glasgow after a year helping to start the ThoughtWorks' Uganda office in Kampala.
Music theory is one of the most naturally elegant and functional domains. It's a perfect fit for Clojure, which is why the Overtone audio environment makes hacking sound so much fun.
Chris will start with the basic building block of sound, the sine wave, and will gradually accumulate abstractions culminating in a canon by Johann Sebastian Bach.
By the end you should agree that anyone who's a developer is a musician too - even if they don't know it yet.