Boston Clojure Group Meetup

The 3rd Boston Clojure Meetup will be held at Microsoft's NERD center on Thursday, August 18th. This will be an opportunity for local Clojure enthusiasts to gather and discuss topics of interest to the Clojure community.

We will be having another hackfest, so bring your laptops (configured with leiningen).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    As for the terminal multiplexing setup, I thought that went pretty smoothly, though it was hard to get the instructions right at first. One thing that might have helped would have been to have the instructions visible on a whiteboard that stays visible, or printed on paper to hand out. The actual content of the collaborative coding was pretty fun as well.

    August 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    So that last Thursday's attendees know, Microsoft gives the meeting space away to groups like ours free. Sometimes, they sponsor food, but I think that has to do with the meetup's size.

    August 20, 2011

  • Tim M.

    While it was neat to meet some fellow Clojurians (including some I only knew from IRC), the talk was clearly prepped at the very last minute and the hackfest was a little disjointed.

    August 20, 2011

  • clp

    Disorganized, too many changing venues, no topic in advance, hackfest took most of talk not explained it would and I had no interest in it. Talk was angry, rambling, off topic.

    August 20, 2011

  • Jim D.

    Not real good. Presentation was poorly planned and executed. If you were there and unfamiliar with Clojure, don't write off the language based on that.

    August 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with the others that the rude anti-Clojure rant was very lame considering all the people with interesting things to talk about who we could reach out to. The other side of that is I have not heard ANYONE volunteer to do a talk or presentation yet. I hope more people will step up as presenters. There's a lot of activity in the Clojure community, which should be reflected in the level of creativity and prolific work presented at these meetings-- and importantly we should also be sure to extend the friendly and welcoming reputation of the larger community online to these in-person meetings. I expect we'll see a lot of good speakers going forward. Maybe also few petulent cranks who don't like Clojure too much, if they have something interesting to say. In Alec's defense, it's an interesting conversation, but I would criticize it as choice of speaker for the Clojure Meetup. I think we can and will do a lot better than that for speakers.

    August 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having attended many of the Python meetups, I know these gatherings take a lot of work and preparation, so I am rating Thursday's meetup with that in mind. In other words, the job of organizing a meetup is not a cake walk. As to the hygienic macros, I had no problem with the rant portion, but only that the talk was not completed.

    As to the hackfest, some pre-meetup instructions would have been helpful.

    August 19, 2011

  • Michael B.

    Both sides of Memorial Drive (a bit further towards Massachussets Avenue) often have available parking spots.

    August 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    N.E.R.D. is so close to the Kendall T stop, you could even park further away.

    August 12, 2011

  • Simon H.

    There are parking spots in side streets between Memorial Drive and Main St. If you find nothing available, consider driving a couple blocks to the east of Main St, normally there is off-street parking available at the time, or perhaps you could leave the car in a garage next to the Cambridgeside Galleria mall (I have never tried the garage, though).

    August 12, 2011

  • Stephen C. G.

    what's the best strategy for parking a car for this meetup?

    August 11, 2011

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