Re: [baclojure] Pedestal study / hack / swarm session?

From: Rich M.
Sent on: Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:42 PM
There are several local Clojure-related events, occurring
regularly in either San Francisco (SF) or San Mateo (SM):

  1st Thu   Clojure Meetup  (SF; monthly)
  2nd Thu   Datomic Meetup  (SM; monthly/2)
  3rd Thu   Clojure Meetup  (SM; monthly)
  4th Tue   Clojure Dojo    (SF; monthly)

However, this schedule has some obvious deficiencies:

  *  Nothing in the East, North, or South Bay

  *  No hack sessions (though the Dojo is similar)

So, a hack session in the South Bay (or even Palo Alto :-)
sounds to me like a way to fill two deficiencies at once.
Even though I'd have to drive a bit, I'd be up for it.  I'd
also be happy to attend hack sessions in SF (or wherever),
if someone can come up with a venue and some mentors.

My only concern is that adding more events could affect the
attendance at existing events.  For example, the ratio of
seasoned Clojurists to noobies at the Dojo is already high,
causing some teams to flail a bit.

Would the addition of a "study / hack / swarm session" make
matters worse?  So, I'd like to get some feedback on how many
events (of what kinds) folks _would_ attend?

Moving to a more general topic, I gather that most of us are
not using Clojure in our "day jobs".  Meanwhile, there seem
to be some Clojure jobs going begging.  So, a disconnect...

What activities should we be promoting, in order to prepare
local Clojurists to take these jobs?  Is a "Pedestal study /
hack / swarm session" on the right track?  Here, it might be
useful to hear from prospective employers, clients, etc.


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