Alissa Pajer introduces the basics of category theory with examples of categories, functors, and natural transformations, helping to recognize category-theoretical patterns in programming projects.
Alissa Pajer works as an Engineer at Precog, programming full-time in Scala. Before her coding days she studied pure mathematics, earning a Bachelors from Carleton College and a Masters from the University of Colorado. She currently lives in Boulder where she's known to run up mountains.
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.