Hello all, tiny post today.
I presented at Rackspace:Atlanta, and the goal of the talk was to express the idea:
Let’s use the wisdom of more than four decades worth of programming language theory to write better software.
The material is Haskell-centric, is introductory in nature, but should apply rather well to any other functional programming language with a statically-checked type system. In fact, I made explicit mention of this early on, cheering on the benefits of Scala, F#, Ocaml, ML, Idris, and others.
Here are the slides: PDF
Corrections and feedback are welcome over at my presentations repository.