Data made out of functions

Church Encoding is a fascinating technique whereby numbers, data structures, and just about anything can be built out of nothing but functions.

Ken will introduce Church Encoding and show how it can make numbers and data types materialise out of thin air.

Even better, he’ll show how Church Encoding is not only a neat party trick, but actually useful in real code, using examples in Haskell and Java.

Ken Scambler

Ken is an FP enthusiast working at REA Group, and co-organiser of the Melbourne Scala User Group.