“Like superheroes,” Katie Miller (@codemiller) tells us, “monads are found in a particular setting… have a particular costume… are not the villains… and have special (possibly unexpected) abilities.” An intriguing introduction to this whirlwind tour of functional programming and the superhero monad. A great introductory presentation.
Katie is a former journalist turned Software Engineer at Red Hat and a co-organiser of the Brisbane Functional Programming Group. She says she is:
"...mad keen about functional programming and promoting women in technology, passions that combined when she co-founded the Lambda Ladies group"
You can find the talk here on YouTube.
Seriously though, the Batman monad would totally destroy the Superman monad in a fight. You know this is true.