Phil Trelford describes and demonstrates areas where F# excels, such as domain modeling, computation and concurrency.
Colin Gravill talks about how using F# to construct a shared analysis engine and the languages used to make the individual tools.
Matthew Moloney shares some of the F# tools built at Microsoft Research for dealing with Big Data.
Donna Malayeri speaks on information rich programming with F# 3.0’s type providers and query expressions, explaining how type providers work under the hood.
Amanda Laucher and Paul Snively debate solving problems through types and tests using different approaches.
Tomas Petricek demoes server-side and client-side asynchronous programming with non-blocking code and without inversion of control in F#.
Phil Trelford suggests domains, such as modeling, DSLs, concurrency, for which functional programming is well-suited, and areas for which an OO or a mixed approach has better results.
Joe Pamer presents what Type Providers coming in F# 3.0 are: a mechanism for accessing a multitude of external data source.
Richard Minerich shows how to use F# in Mono with MonoDevelop, detailing some of the features that make it attractive to programmers.
Don Syme discusses the history of F#, how it came about, the current status of the language, especially its simple model supporting parallel and asynchronous programming, and a preview of F# 3.0.
Don Syme on functional languages features, showing why and when they are useful for parallel programming: simplicity, composability, immutability, lightweight reaction, translations, data parallelism.
Josh Graham explains what monads are, how and why they are used, including several concrete examples of monads like Identity, Maybe, List, and Continuation.