Patricia Aas remembers how she started programming through the functional approach, and how she switched to imperative later on. This is part of a longer conversation that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/csLe1IK7X5U.
Patricia is a programmer who has worked mostly in C++ and Java. She has spent her career continuously delivering from the same code-base to a large user base, from working on two browsers (Opera and Vivaldi), to working on embedded telepresence endpoints for Cisco. She is focused on the maintainability and flexibility of software architecture, and how to extend it to provide cutting edge user experiences. Her focus on the end users has led her work more and more toward privacy and security, and she has recently started her own company, TurtleSec, hoping to contribute positively to the infosec and C++ communities. She is also involved in the #include C++ organization hoping to improve diversity and inclusion in the C++ community.
Alex Bolboaca is a programmer, CTO, author, trainer and coach at Mozaic Works.