Mathematicians and computer scientists have been investigating theoretical aspects of software engineering through the lens of category theory. Many universities have begun to introduce category theory in graduate-level computer science courses.
In this talk, Tom LaGatta from NYU presents a basic introduction to category theory. You'll learn some of the basic concepts and engage in the debate about practical use cases for abstract, categorical thinking.
By the end of this talk, you'll understand how to begin to use categories in your own work.
This talk was presented at the LispNYC Meetup at Meetup HQ.
How We Built a Cutting-Edge Color Search App
Engineers love working at Shutterstock because they get to build cool things. We aim to solve problems that matter to customers, and we’re constantly trying out new ideas through rapid prototyping. One of the great things about our culture at Shutterstock is that an idea can come from anywhere, from the newest engineer to the CEO — we’ll try them out equally and see what resonates with users. This is how one of those ideas, our Spectrum color search, came to life.