The best of Lambda Days 2015


You can look with admiration and envy to the US or European based conferences like Strangeloop, NDC Oslo, NDC London or Erlang Factory San Francisco. Thankfully, conferences list in Poland looks better year after year (e.g. amazing DevDay, EuroClojure 2014 or incoming Elixir Conf EU 2015). Still, I was not aware of fact, that there is a conference dedicated purely to the functional programming. Thanks to the @lechglowiak I discovered such amazing conference in Kraków (so it is relatively close to the place where I live).

Lambda Days 2015

Yes, I am talking about Lambda Days 2015. Organization, venue and prepared tracks raised the bar high. Great kudos to the organizers for creating such amazing event! I am glad that I could take part in such awesome and inspiring experience.

In this blog post I would like to focus on the best presentations which I have seen live. Please note, that list is far from complete. Parallel tracks caused hard choices sometimes. I am still catching up with the rest of the talks, thanks to the uploaded videos.

My Top 5

Stickers on participant badges and Lambda Academy

During the conference there was an interesting exhibition. I noticed, as probably most of the people, strange sticker on my participant’s badge. It turns out, that one of the stands has Raspberry Pi installation with NFC tag reader (yes, it is a NFC-powered sticker). This sent an XMPP message to the MongooseIM each time when someone scanned a badge. Everything built in Erlang (even the sticker scanner). Awesome idea!

This exhibition was dedicated to the Lambda Academy initiative. Software used at the conference - chat, voting system (back-end and mobile application) were created in a first iteration of lectures. Whole academy is focused on use functional programming languages and popularizing them in the community. Feel free to subscribe, in order to receive updates about new initiatives and future projects.


If you are a curious person, this conference is a must-be place for you. If you are an open person, eager to learn new stuff, especially - related with functional programming - go for it! I am looking forward to the Lambda Days 2016. :wink: