Programming with Birds - There is a Bluebird in My Talk That Wants to Get Out (LambdAle 2018)

Programming with Birds - There is a Bluebird in My Talk That Wants to Get Out (LambdAle 2018)

These are the slides for my talk at LambdAle 2018 in London, UK.

The whole idea here is to show people how Lambda Calculus works, how to encode data using functions and demonstrate its Turing-Completeness. I then proceed to explain combinators and replace the functions with combinators and then replace the combinators themselves with only S and K, the smallest combinator base possible for completeness.

This talk is inspired in the excellent "Programming With Nothing" by Tom Stuart, the main difference is that in this one I use JavaScript and I also added combinators and SK calculus. My take is a bit different, but Tom's talk is definitely worth watching (one of the best I've ever seen).

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Lucas Fernandes da Costa

September 01, 2018
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