To get people excited about using functional paradigms and languages with web technologies. To give people an insight into a development workflow using Purescript and some ideas about other languages and approaches to lead independent research.
I'm an application developer at SlamData. We’re using functional languages such as Scala and PureScript to make analysing data into something anyone who can use a tablet or a mouse can do no matter what that data looks like or comes from. Our goal is to drill your analysis down to the data and give you easy to see results whether the sources are complicated hierarchical documents stored in a MongoDB, microblogs in Twitter or serialised DOM events in Cassandra. I’m also interested in healthcare, housing, food, music, poetry and physical security.