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Introduction: Nathan Pellegrin

edited March 2018 in Chat

On the applied side my interest in CT grew out of a search for tools to reduce the workload of system integration and building ETLs. The middleware I am familiar are good for managing batches of SQL but lack a way of querying/testing the parts at a higher level of abstraction - and to this end I have had an allied goal of learning Algebraic Query Language.

On a more personal side, I am hopeful that CT offers a foundation for more effective communication generally - along these lines I seek to think about systems and relationships in new ways and be able to better understand how others are thinking.

There are many interesting people signed up for this course and I am look forward to it!

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    Algebraic Query Language seems really nice. I find the basic category-theoretic ideas very natural! But I haven't actually used it - nor am I likely to, since programming is not really my thing.

    However, my student Blake Pollard is using it in his postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to design and test electrical grids! He's working with Spencer Breiner and Eswaran Subrahmanian, who ran a workshop pulling together academics and lots of honchos from industry and government:

    Most of the people involved in AQL were there. Anyway, have a great time in this course and make sure to ask lots of questions.

    Comment Source:Algebraic Query Language seems really nice. I find the basic category-theoretic ideas very natural! But I haven't actually used it - nor am I likely to, since programming is not really my thing. However, my student Blake Pollard is using it in his postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to design and test electrical grids! He's working with [Spencer Breiner](https://www.nist.gov/people/spencer-breiner) and [Eswaran Subrahmanian](https://www.cmu.edu/epp/people/faculty/eswaran-subrahmanian.html), who ran a workshop pulling together academics and lots of honchos from industry and government: * [Applied Category Theory: Bridging Theory & Practice](https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/applied-category-theory-at-nist/), 15-16 March 2018, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Most of the people involved in AQL were there. Anyway, have a great time in this course and make sure to ask lots of questions.
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