Predating computer programming itself, the lambda calculus has been called “the simplest programming language” in existence. Are you curious to learn more? Or do you simply want to see what this Haskell thing is all about? Then this is the talk for you! Michael Gilliland will live-code an interpreter for a simple lambda calculus. Not only that but it will be built in language based on the lambda calculus: Haskell. No libraries will be used, so this session will serve as a great Haskell pool for you to dip your toes in. You’ll leave this session with a better understanding (1) of how interpreters work, (2) what the lambda calculus is and (3) what basic Haskell code looks like.