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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Computer Science, Education, Technology

Mission: The mission of the F# Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the F# programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of F# programmers.

Geographic areas served: The entire globe

Programs: Speaker engagement, mentorship, education, and more

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

F# Software Foundation does a lot for the language community around the world. For me personally they helped organize some speaking engagements, support the user groups that I like, and provide some great channels to connect to other community members.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The purpose of the F# Software Foundation is to promote the F# programming language and the Foundation is doing an incredible job. I've been a software developer for over 30 years and I have seen many, many different approaches to promoting programming languages. The Foundation takes a multi-pronged approach to appeal to different types of developers. I've been amazed at the progress that the Foundation is making.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The place where you can get a feedback/help related to F# programming language and some more. The organization that stimulates community growth, helps to ease a jump start with F# language and provides many ways to learn more and more by helping with meetups, talks organizing and other. And, of course, a place where you can just meet and talk with other people that share your interests.

Chet H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The FSSF has been a huge hand in stabilizing, growing, and contributing to the growth and success of F# as a language, as well as its developers' personal growth. From its inception the board members have worked tirelessly to arrange training, encourage the creation and nurturing of user groups, promote the language, and build up a community around both the language itself and functional programming as a paradigm.

My interactions with board members have been largely informal, but to a person they are kind, hardworking, personable individuals that see the Foundation as a way to give back to the overall community of F#ers worldwide. The work the Foundation has done promoting Mentorship alone has been a huge boost to the community, bringing in new blood and forcing us to work on educational materials to bring newcomers up to speed.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Didn't realize there was such a tightly knit community of great people fostering the knowledge and development of fsharp. Its really helped me bring f# to my workplace and side projects.

mathiasb

Board Member

Rating: 5

I came across the F# Software Foundation early on while looking for F# resources; this gave me a chance to meet passionate volunteers, sharing a common interest in helping each other learn programming in F#, and committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community. I became more involved over time, and I was honored to be elected on the Board, where my main focus is on helping local communities grow world-wide.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The FSSF facilitates a community that make F#'ers world-wide come together. I've found the online chat especially helpful for quickly resolving technical issues and keeping up-to-date on what's going on in the community as a whole.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a master student, and I have done my master thesis in F#. I have been introduced to the foundation only 2 months ago, and the past 2 months I have learned more about F#, functional programing and CS technology in general, than I have during the two previous years during university.

Thanks to Reed Copsey Jr., Gauthier Segay and Tomas Petricek, I have been able to learn a lot and built something that exceeded what both me and my supervisor were expecting. This is a kind community and foundation willing to help anyone with pleasure, even a young programmer like me.

I have built a type-safe communication library (a generative type provider) where the generated types, method signatures and their order are described by a communication protocol and are statically checked.

This sounds great and thanks to the foundation I have been able to build that from scratch, with no knowledge whatsoever of F# at first. I am really thankful, I have met these people and I was able to learn so much from them.

Thanks Again the F# Software Foundation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I participated in the speakers program and it helped me with the costs of presenting out of state. It is a great group of people and are very helpful

Avi A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participate the mentorship program, great 8 weeks contributing to f# ccompiler. It was great and made one of my dream come true, learning about the procces of contributing to open source project and the procces of impement new feature. thanks a lot

Riccardo S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently organized an F# meetup, I asked at the F# Foundation to help supporting the speaker that I have invited for the presentation. The F# Foundation responded quickly with the support necessary. The meetup was a success.
Thank F# Foundation for your effective work in the community.

1 Alfonso G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great team dedicated to the support of tech development and teaching throughout the world using the F# language!