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 H.

    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 S.

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

    May 18, 2012

  • shubhro g.

    Is there a video available for the May meetup?

    May 18, 2012

  • Brian G.

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

    May 17, 2012

  • Avi F.

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

    May 17, 2012

  • prasad r.

    Great talks. Very informative and educational.

    May 17, 2012

  • Mike L.

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

    May 17, 2012

  • Timothy O.

    Great talks!

    May 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All the talks were surprisingly accessible. Well done!

    May 17, 2012

  • Martin B.

    I now have stretch marks on my neurons.

    May 17, 2012

  • Clint N.

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

    May 17, 2012

  • Will G.

    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 S.

    Someone should be down in a minute, sorry.

    May 16, 2012

  • Tom H.

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

    May 16, 2012

  • Paul S.

    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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