In Indian classical music, we have Jugalbandi, where two lead musicians or vocalist engage in a playful competition. There is jugalbandi between Flutist and a Percussionist (say using Tabla as the instrument). Compositions rendered by flutist will be heard by the percussionist and will replay the same notes, but now on Tabla and vice-versa is also possible.

In a similar way, we will perform Code Jugalbandi to see how the solution looks using different programming languages and paradigms.

During the session, conference attendees will take turns at coding the same problem using different languages and paradigms. There would be multiple such attempts by different participants during the Jugalbandi.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Setting the context and Kick-off (10 mins)
  • Announcing the Problem Statement (5 mins)
  • Everyone gets 15 mins to code the solution (15 mins)
  • First 6 Participants can come up on stage and discuss their solution by explaining (10 mins per participant) 
    • Idiomatic style in their language of choice 
    • compare and contrast with solution designed in other languages
    • Q & A
  • Closing (1 min)

Learning Outcome

Our hope is that via a Code Jugalbandi session:

  • People programming in different paradigms - imperative or functional, can see how each language solves the same thing differently.
  • Promote learning by comparison and contrast - a natural way for human mind to grasp new things.
  • It can also become a source of inspiration to try out a new languages and paradigms.
  • Would give people confidence that being polyglot can be within their reach.

Target Audience

Developers interested in FP paradigm.

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