Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introducing the new Portland F# Meetup Group!

I'm very excited to announce that I, with the help of Mathias Brandewinder, am launching the F# meetup group for Portland. He has agreed to come up and spend some time here with the local .NET community and lead a couple of workshops. The first one will be an F# for C# developers talk through the Portland Area .NET Users Group (PADNUG) and the second will be to kick off our first F# meetup.

You can read more about the F# event here and, please, sign up and help get the word out. I am excited about the potential of getting this group running. I hope to have programmers of all skill level and experience come out.

Our first meetup will be a three hour, hands-on, dojo going over machine learning to recognize hand-written characters. If that sounds at all interesting, even if you're not an F# develop, please come and check it out. Come for the machine learning, stay for the F#! Bring your laptops (or share with a friend) and let's get our fingers dirty on some code.

As I get a feel for how many people will be showing up, we will also be looking for a venue. If you have one and are willing to host us, please let me know! We will need some wifi and a projector and that's about it.

I look forward to seeing you there!


We now have a venue setup! It is located at the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th Street, Suite 100) in the Vose room.