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F# for Education and Innovation Workshop

June 28, 2012 | Pisa, Italy

This one-day workshop was held at the University of Pisa on Thursday, June, 28, 2012. It provided a forum for exploring the use of F# 3.0 for education, research, and in industry. 

Workshop topics included:

  • F# for computer science, science, and engineering education
  • F# in financial computing
  • The latest developments in F# 3.0 for information-rich programming, delivered through Microsoft Visual Studio 11 and Try F# 3.0

The workshop concluded with a panel session about F# adoption in academia and industry.

Introduction to F# Tutorial

The workshop was preceded by an optional Introduction to F# Tutorial, run by Antonio Cisternino at the University of Pisa, on June 27, 2012.

About F# 

F# is a succinct, expressive, and efficient functional and object-oriented language for Microsoft .NET that helps you write simple code to solve complex problems. This type safe programming language offers special expressiveness in parallel programming, scripting, and algorithmic development. F# combines the advantages of typed functional programming with a high-quality, well-supported modern runtime system and the .NET library and tools base.

Modern programming thrives on rich spaces of data, information, and services. The latest version of F# (3.0) massively simplifies information-rich analytical programming. F# 3.0 provides integrated support for F# information rich programming—a new and powerful way to integrate data and services into your programming experience.

This combination has been so successful that F# is now a first-class language in Visual Studio, and can also be used on Mac, Linux, and other platforms.

F# originates from Microsoft Research, Cambridge and the Microsoft Research F# team, led by Don Syme, in partnership with the Microsoft Developer Division. The workshop is organized by Microsoft Research Connections in Europe.

Workshop Organizers


Dipartimento di Informatics
Università di Pisa
Pisa, Italy