An Introduction to Category Theory

  • March 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Category Theory - Jim Duey

What good is Category Theory to the typical Functional Programmer? For one, it gives us tools to cut the complexity in our code into manageable pieces. Come find out how.

About the speaker

Jim started programming on an Apple 2+ in Basic and 6502 machine language.  He earned a BS in Computer Science from Rolla and started to work on Xenix-based control systems for sewer plants.  He has also worked on radio station automation systems, firmware for digital audio hardware, remote weather telemetry, camera control and video capture software.  Jim has worked in C and Forth until he finally found Clojure about 6 years ago.

New Attendees

Welcome! This is an easy meetup to get involved with. There are no functional programming experience expectations or prerequisites of any kind, though some talks are more advanced than others. These events are generally well suited to help infuse functional programming ideas into an existing programming skill set.

Location Details 

The address is 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 400A.

C2FO offices are on the top floor of the same building in which Fairway, KS City Hall is located. This building is right behind Stroud's restaurant and LLKC attendees should be able to gain entry from any door. If anyone has trouble getting in, just call Andrew Heuermann's cell at[masked]-2767.

Additional Notes 

Cerner is sponsoring pizza, so come hungry!

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  • David E.

    Great topic this evening. Thanks, Jim. I think we need a part 2 that shows category theory applied in source code, i.e. monads in action.

    March 19, 2014

  • Aaron S.

    Jim: can you post your slides and/or the links?

    March 19, 2014

  • Aaron S.

    Very deep stuff. Has peaked my interest in learning more.

    March 19, 2014

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