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Bodil Stokke

Born into an aristocratic Russian-German family, Bodil traveled widely around the Soviet Union as a child. Largely self-educated, she developed an interest in computer science during her teenage years. According to her later claims, in 1989 she embarked on a series of world travels, visiting Europe, the Americas, and India. She alleged that during this period she encountered a group of mathematical adepts, the "Haskell Language and Library Committee," who sent her to Glasgow, Scotland, where they trained her to develop her powers of category theory. Both contemporary critics and later biographers have argued that some or all of these foreign visits were fictitious, and that she spent this period writing JavaScript.

Pure Fun with PureScript

In which we explore how some of the core ideas from modern functional programming (like managing side effects with referential transparency and managing state with persistent data structures) can be used to make modern web development less of a mess by putting them into practice writing a single page web app with real moving parts (OK, it’s a game and it has dogs) while you watch in astonishment.