About Us

We are FSharp.TV – A small group of programmers who met in Cambridge. Our first course started its life as a Kickstarter and was only possible with the help of 318 awesome backers, our sponsor Compare The Market and our incredible partners Xamarin.

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  • Mark Gray

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    Mark has been a passionate software engineer since 2002 and has worked for companies such as The AA, Volkswagen Financial Services and Compare the Market, to name but a few.

    Mark discovered programming when he was 18 and taught himself web development and Java and then moved into the .NET world in 2003. He now runs the Cambridge F# User Group and co-organises the Cambridge DDD Nights User Group both meet on a monthly basis.

    His love of programming has given him the opportunity to experience various programming languages but he has happily settled on F# and is now a proud sustaining member of the F# Software Foundation.

The Team

  • Helen Taylor

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    Helen Taylor has a PhD in the archaeology of Iran from the University of Cambridge. She was formerly a fellow at the British Museum and has travelled extensively in the Middle East, working on excavations in Azerbaijan and Iran. She fell in love with programming whilst studying for her doctorate and is now an apprentice software developer.

    Helen is passionate about mapping, evolutary biology and edtech. She brings her extensive experince of mentoring PhD students and teaching undergrads at the University of Cambridge to FSharp.TV where she looks after our students and acts as our community evangelist while training as a software developer.


  • Nick Palladinos

    Nick has more than 20 years of programming experience in many different programming paradigms and development environments. Over the years he has acquired...

    great interest and expertise in applying functional programming techniques to various business domains. Nick is also a frequent speaker at various programming meetup groups and IT conferences.

    Phil Trelford

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  • Andrea Magnorsky

    Andrea’s current technical interests are F#, games, programming languages and philosophy of computing. Andrea co-organises Functional Kats and GameCraft...

    She also speaks at local and international conferences like CodeMesh, Progressive.Net, ProF#, Lambda Days and many more.

    Evelina Gabasova

    Evelina is a postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics. She is interested in data science and all things machine learning...

    Evelina currently works on analyzing and modelling cancer at MRC Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge.

  • Isaac Abraham

    Isaac Abraham is an F# MVP and a .NET developer since .NET 1.0 with an interest in cloud computing and distributed data problems...

    He nowadays lives in both the UK and Germany, and is the director of Compositional IT. He specialises in consultancy, training and development, helping customers adopt high-quality, functional-first solutions on the .NET platform.

    Steffen Forkmann

    Steffen Forkmann works as a Software Developer on large billing systems and therefore has great experience in applying functional concepts to real-world applications..

    Steffen is a very active part in the F# open source community and works on projects like FAKE - F# Make, NaturalSpec and fsharpx. He is a co-founder of the german .NET Online User Group and a co-lead of the .NET User Group Hamburg.

  • Scott Wlaschin

    Scott has over 20 years experience in software development, design and architecture, covering all aspects of business software. He is the creator of ...

    the popular F# web site, fsharpforfunandprofit.com, and has done many F# presentations at conferences and user-groups around the world.

    Tomas Petricek

    Tomas is a computer scientist, book author and open-source developer. He wrote a popular book called "Real-World Functional Programming" and is a lead developer of several

    F# open-source libraries, but he also contributed to the design of the F# language as an intern and consultant at Microsoft Research.

    He is a partner at fsharpWorks (http://fsharpworks.com) where he provides trainings and consulting services. Tomas recently submitted his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge focused on types for understanding context usage in programming languages, but his most recent work also includes two essays that attempt to understand programming through the perspective of philosophy of science.

  • Ross McKinlay

    Ross has been accidentally wiping hard drives and melting transistors into his fingers since he can remember. He has over 20 years programming experience in a...

    wide variety of different languages and technologies, ranging from games and financial markets to fraud prevention and investigation. He has more recently been working on F# type providers. He loves squirrels, physics, electronics, robotics, functional programming, programming languages in general and squirrels.

    Yan Cui

    Yan is a Principal Engineer at JUST EAT, and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences. He keeps an active blog at theburningmonk.com and is a ...

    co-author of "F# Deep Dives".

  • Mathias Brandewinder

    Mathias Brandewinder has been developing software for about 10 years, and loving every minute of it, except maybe for a few release days. His language of...

    choice was C#, until he discovered F# and fell in love with it. He enjoys arguing about code and how to make it better, and gets very excited when discussing TDD or functional programming. His other professional interests include machine learning and applied math. Mathias is a Microsoft F# MVP, author of "Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers" (Apress), and the founder of Clear Lines Consulting. He is based in San Francisco, blogs at www.brandewinder.com, and can be found on Twitter as @brandewinder.

Partners & Sponsors

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Xamarin provides a cross platform runtime and developer tools for running C# and F# on Mac, Linux and Windows.

With their generous help, we will be able to create additional content covering cross platform mobile development in F#!

This will not only be available to all backers, but also to the public, so that everyone will be able to learn how to create iOS,
Android and Windows phone apps.

Compare the Market provides car, energy and home insurance comparison and many other things too. With their help we are able to commit to more
content and at a deeper level.