The scorching temperatures outside have reminded me of hot tea and then how it's been a while since we've last had a Tea & FP meetup. Plus, it's been a while since I've seen some of you. So, let's have one in two weeks and catch up with the projects we've been working on or, at least, dreamt of working on.
In keeping up with the tradition of having a theme that nobody talks about, this month's theme is... "Why are there no marsupials in Europe?!"
See you folks in two weeks :)
For people just now finding out about the Tea & FP series — we try to gather once a month, in the evening, in front of a cup of tea and discuss all things functional programming and related areas.
It started out of enthusiasm for tea (and FP of course), but also because some people just don't like alcohol. However, we're fine with people drinking alcohol during the event.
In general, we don't stick to the proposed theme, but it may prove a useful starting point at times. We talk about a variety of stuff, but most of them are technical.
The conversation language so far has been Romanian, but that's just because nobody has come yet who doesn't speak it. Needless to say, though, everybody is welcome.
Last, but not least, here are a handful of resources that I think can help with our conversational hygiene:
— Jordan Peterson, How to Have Better Conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd7dSHU4BKs&t=50s
— Julia Galef, Something I like about Richard Dawkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz7AtVkjdmk
— The Principle of Charity: https://philosophy.lander.edu/oriental/charity.html
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