'ClojureFest with LJC and London Clojurians'

LJC: 'ClojureFest with LJC and London Clojurians'

An evening of short talks from London-based Clojure experts to help you get started with Clojure, Concurrency, Java inter-operability. A dev clinic will be held afterwards with some experience Clojure hackers to help you install a working development environment on your laptop.

Clojure by Example

Demonstrating the elegance of the Clojure language by looking at example code and demos:

- core.async is a library for async programming & communication.

- overtone is an amazing environment for creating music and sounds.

- core.logic is a logic programming library offering a Prolog-like relational programming, constraint logic programming, and nominal logic programming for Clojure.

Nuts and Bolts - Clojure and Java playing nicely together by Jen Smith, Thoughtworks (25 mins)

Showing how easy it is to use Java libraries from within Clojure and vice versa.  Covering some of the design patters useful for Java & Clojure interoperability.

Concurrency in Clojure - Malcolm Sparks, JUXT (20 mins)

What makes Clojure so good for multi-threaded programming and why

Nuts and Bolts - Getting started - John Stevenson, Salesforce & Heroku (30 mins)

Now you have seen Clojure in action we will show you how to set up a development environment and other useful tooling to help you build software with Clojure.  

We will look at Leiningen as a humane build tool (no more XML), Emacs if you want more of a Lisp like experience, LightTable if you want a ClojureScript experience, Eclipse & Netbeans if you want to stick with the Java tools you are used too.

If there is time we will also show how to deploy Clojure to the Cloud with Heroku.

Please Note:

This event will be held in the Christopher Ingold XLG2 Lecture Theatre. The Christopher Ingold building is off Gordon Street, WC1H 0AJ

Please look at this map for specific location - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps?locationID=98

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event - http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0921-ibis-london-euston-st-pancras/location.shtml

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  • John S.

    I dont think there is a video, but I will put my slides up in the next few days. I am sure others will share slides too..

    September 19, 2013

    • Ross H.

      Hi John, thanks for the talk the other day. Did you get a chance to share the slides anywhere?

      September 21, 2013

  • Kris J.

    Since John emphasised both the joys of Emacs and the Clojure Cheatsheet last night, here's a shameless plug for...

    The Clojure Cheatsheet for Emacs: https://github.com/krisajenkins/clojure-cheatsheet

    September 20, 2013

  • Colin W.

    Will there be slides / videos of this event? I'd be keen to see them. I'm on holiday next week and sadly can't make it :(

    1 · September 14, 2013

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