John, I would agree. The 'unfortunately' bit was more my hope to meet more people on campus and the greater LA area, to discuss science using category theory as a language, and look for applications. I find the academic groups on campus are pretty isolated for the most part, at least mine is, and not much work seems to go on across labs. This is more just a general lament I have I guess :( This is an awesome topic to bring diverse sets of people together (dare I say unify?)....and this course certainly serves as evidence of that! I think a small group will be great though for more focused discussions, and I'm looking forward to learning more.