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YOW! Night 2018 Brisbane - Eugenia Cheng - May 28

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Monday, 28 May 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST)

YOW! Night 2018 Brisbane - Eugenia Cheng - May 28

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CATEGORY THEORY AND LIFE

Category theory can be thought of as being "very abstract algebra".  It is thought of as "too abstract" by some people, and as "abstract nonsense" by some others.  In this talk I will show that while it is abstract, it is far from being nonsense.  I will argue that the abstraction has a purpose and that broad applicability is one of the powerful consequences.  To demonstrate this, I will show how I apply concepts of category theory to important questions of life such as prejudice, privilege, blame and responsibility.  I will introduce the category theory concepts from scratch so no prior knowledge is needed.  These concepts will include objects and morphisms, isomorphisms and universal properties.  

 


ABOUT THE PRESENTER: EUGENIA CHENG

Eugenia ChengEugenia Cheng is a mathematician and concert pianist. She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won tenure at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has previously taught at the universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching her aim is to rid the world of "maths phobia". Eugenia was an early pioneer of maths on YouTube and her videos have been viewed over 10 million times to date. Her first popular maths book "How to Bake Pi" was featured on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and "Beyond Infinity" was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2017. She also writes the Everyday Math column for the Wall Street Journal, and recently completely her first mathematical art commission, for Hotel EMC2 in Chicago. She is the founder of the Liederstube, an intimate oasis for art song based in Chicago. Her next book, "Thinking Better: The Art of Logic in an Illogical World" is due out in 2018.



PROGRAM

5:30 pm   Welcome networking with refreshments
6:00 pm   Presentation followed by Q&A

 

THANK YOU TO OUR YOW! NIGHT SPONSORS  

YOW! NIGHT PARTNERS

BFPG   Data61


YOW! GOLD COMMUNITY SPONSOR
 
 
 
Thoughtworks




 
 

ALSO COMING SOON! 

 

 

YOW! DATA | 14-15 May
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YOW! PERTH | 5-6 September
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YOW! CONNECTED | 17-18 September
YOW! Connected is a two day Conference exploring the world of Mobile development and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

 

BUSINESS AGILITY CONFERENCE | 24-25 September

Business Agility Conference is 2½ days of authentic short stories and facilitated deep dives on business agility; focusing on organisational design, market disruption and product innovation, agile outside IT and next-gen leadership. Call for presentations open until 30 June.

 

YOW! 2018 CONFERENCE

Taking place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, this is YOW!'s signature and biggest event of the year. Last year over 2,000 Developers and IT Professionals attended the conference and workshop. 

Sydney 29-30 Nov | Brisbane 3-4 Dec | Melbourne 6-7 Dec


 

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The Precinct Stadium
Level 2, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

Monday, 28 May 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST)


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