Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure, has something to say about State! Join us for some Pizza and Beer and sit at the feet of the master to learn concepts about State and Identity that will forever change the way you program. We will be watching and discussing a talk by Rich from the QCon conference, 2009 entitled, "Persistent Data Structures and Managed References".
In addition to a brilliant discussion of State and Identity, Rich also discusses implementation strategies such as design of flexible immutable data structures, Actors, and STM.
Please RSVP so we can provision with sufficient hot pizza and beer cold.