May 2012 - Lightning Talks, featuring Rich Hickey, David Nolen and Kovas Boguta

  • May 16, 2012 · 6:45 PM

Demos and Lightning Talks


We are trying something new this month. Rather than one talk, we are opening up the floor for shorter demos and lightning talks (around 20 minutes) that showcase an interesting use of Clojure. If you are interested in presenting a demo or giving a lightening talk, please drop the organizers a note.


#1: Session: a web based REPL

Kovas Boguta (Twitter | Github)

Session is to the REPL as Light Table is to IDEs. It is a web-based REPL that facilitates the creation, modification, and sharing of active web content, defined in terms of declarative Clojure data structures.

(Fork the source code and try it out.)


#2: Optimizing ClojureScript Protocols

David Nolen (Twitter | Github)


#3: Reducers: Clojure's new fold/reduce framework

Rich Hickey (TwitterGithub)

By adopting an alternative view of collections as reducible, rather than seqable things, we can get a complementary set of fundamental operations that tradeoff laziness for parallelism, while retaining the same high-level, functional programming model. Because the two models retain the same shape, we can easily choose whichever is appropriate for the task at hand.

More info here.



Getting to and into Google

Make sure you have a first and last name in your profile.

Go to the entrance closer to 15th street near Chase.  Tell the guard you are going to Google for the Clojure meetup, he will have a guest list. Go up the elevators north of the security desk (a bank of 8) to the 10th floor. I'll be shuttling people into the room from the elevator, so if you don't see anyone just wait and I'll be out shortly.


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  • Tom Hickey

    Was sending an update for the recent meetup and realized that I never sent the link to the video of Kovas' talk:­

    July 24, 2012

  • Pete Soderling

    I'll have audio posted in the next few days, will post back to the group when it's up.

    May 18, 2012

  • shubhro ghosh

    Is there a video available for the May meetup?

    May 18, 2012

  • Brian Gruber

    Really good talks; any one of the three would have been a great meetup just by itself.

    May 17, 2012

  • Avi Flax

    Amazing talks. Started (surprisingly) on time. Downside: ran late, lost some time messing with projectors.

    May 17, 2012

  • prasad rao

    Great talks. Very informative and educational.

    May 17, 2012

  • Mike Lamb

    David, Kovas and Rich did an excellent job. Great stuff.

    May 17, 2012

  • Timothy Olsen

    Great talks!

    May 17, 2012

  • Nathan Hamblen

    All the talks were surprisingly accessible. Well done!

    May 17, 2012

  • Martin Blais

    I now have stretch marks on my neurons.

    May 17, 2012

  • Clint Newsom

    All speakers were excellent. Hickey's talk was remarkable, as usual.

    May 17, 2012

  • Will Groppe

    An extremely thought provoking set of talks.

    May 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first ever meetup and it was an overall great experience.

    May 17, 2012

  • Paul Schorfheide

    Someone should be down in a minute, sorry.

    May 16, 2012

  • Tom Hickey

    Any help getting in? Rich and I are stopped at front desk

    May 16, 2012

  • Paul Sanwald

    I'm also on the waitlist, was thinking of showing up anyways. is there a chance I could get in if I do this?

    May 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait for this tomorrow! I'm currently on the waitlist (along with 48 others), everyone actually planning on attending?

    May 15, 2012

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