Ken Scambler

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Lead Developer at REA Group, co-organiser of Melbourne Scala
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@KenScambler

Ken is a Melbourne-based FP enthusiast, who writes and speaks about programming, type systems, maths and other fun things. By day, he’s a Lead Developer at REA Group, and helps run the Melbourne Scala User Group.

YOW! Lambda Jam 2015 Brisbane

Introduction to Category Theory

WORKSHOP/JAM

Category Theory is known as one of the most terrifyingly abstract branches of maths, yet functional programmers swear by its effectiveness applied to code. How can this be? What makes it so useful for real-world software development?

Ken will answer these questions and more, explaining the basic concepts and terminology of Category Theory, how it reveals deep underlying patterns in our software, and why that matters.


Introduction to Category Theory

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Category Theory is known as one of the most terrifyingly abstract branches of maths, yet functional programmers swear by its effectiveness applied to code. How can this be? What makes it so useful for real-world software development?

Ken will answer these questions and more, explaining the basic concepts and terminology of Category Theory, how it reveals deep underlying patterns in our software, and why that matters.