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Thursday, November 16 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
The Functor, Applicative, Monad talk

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Functors, applicatives, and monads are fundamental tools for some programmers, yet for many others they are considered immaterial. Indeed there are extremely few languages which offer support for even talking about these concepts. Why then are these programmers so fixated on them? What about them makes them so desirable and necessary? In this talk we will explore the what and why of these concepts and hopefully leave you understanding, if not convinced of, their utility.

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Adelbert Chang

Lead Data Engineer, Target
Adelbert Chang is a Lead Data Engineer at Target where he works on infrastructure systems for the Data Science and Optimization team. Previously he worked at U.C. Santa Barbara doing research in large-scale graph querying and modeling, and in industry on machine learning systems... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 2:10pm - 2:50pm PST