I gave this talk to the Monash association of coding.
Here are the questions that were raised and my attempt to give a good answer:
What is the prevalence of other programming paradigms such as Functional oriented or Logic oriented
Its about the correct tool for the job and what the client wants. I mainly work in Sitecore but we use things like Step Functions to meet requirements. You don't always have a choice what paradigm you will use, you are often locked in due to legacy code or the platform, Sitecore for-example is OO.
Aaron, do you have any recommended coding meetups that you have been involved in?