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Friday, November 11 • 10:40am - 11:00am
Why the Free Monad Isn't Free

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Scala developers love to discuss Monads, their metaphors, and their many use cases. Recognizing that monadic design and development patterns have their place, this talk will discuss the price of implementing the Free Monad in your code - spoiler alert - it's not free. We will define the Free Monad (while proving you don't have to be an expert in category theory to understand) and give you the confidence to know when it is is not the answer in your code. We will also provide alternatives that provide greater maintainability and discuss the tradeoffs in performance and design.

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Kelley Robinson

Engineering Team Lead, Sharethrough
Kelley is a Scala developer at Sharethrough in San Francisco, leading a team of engineers and data scientists to optimize adserver decisioning. Outside of work, Kelley spends a lot of time cooking and greatly enjoys reorganizing her tiny kitchen to accommodate completely necessary small appliance purchases.


Friday November 11, 2016 10:40am - 11:00am
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