Welcome to episode 3 of Scary Words in Programming! (with updates from comments) Functors & Monads (a twofer!) Yesterday, my new buddy (from StrangeLoop), Brian Lonsdorf and I did a Hangout on Air in which he explained monads to me (that was the deal). But first, he explained functors! Thus, you all get a twofer […]
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Last month, I was at StrangeLoop, a conference that draws a lot of functional programmers, and generally very smart people. They gave me the idea for a blog series that details some of the “scary words in programming” (oooOOOooo)! So for the month of October, my weekly post will be about words that scared me when […]
I recently got my statement of accomplishment back from my most recent MOOC, Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations. I try to post about things I’ve learned in MOOC’s on the blog (although I wait until I finish them … so I won’t feel guilty later if there’s a course I didn’t finish). So I thought […]
Really, the essence of PennApps would’ve been taking a picture of the desolation I saw when I got there at about 8am on Sunday – students sleeping on air mattresses, trash everywhere (1. disgusting, 2. no one cares about facilities having to clean that up?). However, the only picture I took was of the demos, […]