Posted: Mar 10, 2012 10:47 am
by VazScep
stalidon wrote:What do you guys work at/study? I never completed uni, but I've been a programmer since the 80's ;)
I'm in academia. Figures, eh?

I have a small IT company and been in the 'industry' for a long time. Let me tell you: if you want to keep working with interesting stuff like this, stay as far away as you can from the 'industry'.
I'm considering industry at some point. There are jobs out there where they're using this stuff. I have friends who code in ML for their day-job, and many of the general ideas are leaking through into mainstream languages. C# is totally mainstream, and is a pretty damn interesting language, precisely because of the amount of influence it's had from functional programmers working at Microsoft Research.

Still, I think I could have fun just doing this stuff in my spare time. The perl-mongers here in Edinburgh, and half the people who attend our functional programming meetup are in industry, and they're all interested in this sort of stuff.