Clojure Dojo

Firstly, I'd like to say a big thanks to everyone who attended the March Clojure dojo. For those who couldn't make it, we had a pretty good turn out with over 15 attendees and after briefly discussing what people wanted to get out of the dojo and coming up with some ideas for future events, we spent the evening working through some Project Euler problems in groups of 3 or 4. I'm planning on setting up a GitHub account so anyone who is interested can take a look at what we produced.

I also had recommendations from some of you that firstly, you'd like to have practical meetups more frequently with a suggestion that we meet twice monthly and secondly that some of the group would like to work on longer term projects such as improving the Clojure documentation or working on open source libraries. 

Personally I think these are great ideas and so I'm proposing one dojo style event per month and one hack day or swarm coding style event per month. This would be in addition to the user group meetup which is currently more presentation than hands on. If this is something people would find beneficial, I'll find out whether ThoughtWorks is happy to host twice a month so please get back to me with your thoughts.

Finally, this months dojo is currently scheduled for Tuesday 24th and I'm hoping we'll have a similar turnout to last month. The tentative topic is writing a bowling alley scoring system but I'm happy to take suggestions if anyone has anything in mind.

Toby

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  • Jack S.

    I'm so sorry about this everyone - I had this event scheduled wrong on my calendar and somehow didn't realize and missed that this was tonight.

    I'm on a plane back to SF right now but obviously can't be at the office to host it.

    Someone put up a sign saying it was cancelled - it should never have been that short notice though.

    Again, a huge apology to everyone.

    February 25, 2014

    • Peter M.

      Oh no! We all make mistakes... I'll be the 1st to admit.

      Looking forward to the next (my first) one. When do you think this will be?

      February 25, 2014

  • baltostar

    Not cool. I had multiple Meetup options tonight and I chose this one. Now I miss all of them.

    February 25, 2014

    • Jack S.

      I'm really sorry about that John. It's not cool at all and this never should have happened. We will take steps to make sure this doesn't happen again.

      February 25, 2014

  • Steve W.

    How long does this go on for??

    February 25, 2014

  • Matthew J.

    Yea apparently the organizer went to a scala talk :(

    February 25, 2014

  • G Gordon Worley I.

    Did you guys find another place to do the meetup? Got held up at work but going to leave shortly to walk over if you have a place.

    February 25, 2014

  • Michael B.

    Sign on the door says event is cancelled =(

    February 25, 2014

  • MacLane W.

    Short notice, but anyone want to carpool from south bay?

    February 25, 2014

  • Peter M.

    Hi Toby,
    Forgive this naive question: I am a Clojure beginner, scratching at the surface... but otherwise most competent at other programming languages (like Python, for instance). Would I be welcome at the Dojo, or is this event not the one a beginner should be starting with?
    Thanks in advance...
    Peter

    February 24, 2014

    • Sean A C.

      We've had a lot of complete Clojure beginners at past Dojo's and it's been fine. It's a good, social learning experience.

      February 24, 2014

    • Peter M.

      Thanks. Looking forward to it.

      February 24, 2014

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