Last Year Meetups at Inaka
At 2015 Inaka hosted several meetups at their facilities in Buenos Aires. This meetups are a good place to learn about functional programming, meet people interested in functional programming and share ideas. On a personal note, as a developer I am grateful that Inaka supports social events about technologies outside their daily basis.
Clojure User Group Buenos Aires
The ClojureBA meetup about Clojure Lang (in any of its forms: Clojure proper, ClojureScript, ClojureCLR, etc.). In this meetup we had lots of talks about Clojure in server side as well as on client side. The organizers were Nicolás Berger, Juan Facorro and Federico Carrone.
Erlang and Elixir Buenos Aires User Group
The ErlangBA is the main Erlang's technologies related meetup in south America. This is not a coincidence, because Erlang is heavily used at Inaka for backend stuff. The event was lead by Brujo Benavides (CTO of Inaka) and the Erlang developers crew. The talks were about Distribuited Systems, NoSQL Databases, high availability and fault tolerance applications, among other things.
Buenos Aires Haskell Meetup
At last, the BAHM's talks were driven by Ezequiel Alvarez and is not only for Haskell, it is also an open place to talk about other programming languages (functional or not). It was a beautiful experience to help host this meetup. The last one was about concurrency with MVars and property testing with Quickcheck.
In conclusion, what I can take from these meetups is the sense that we are living a new spring of Functional Programming!
So if you leave in or around Buenos Aires, keep an eye on our blog, twitter, etc to find out when the next FP Meetup will be and join us!