Hands on with the Clojure Koans

We'll be getting up to speed with Clojure by taking on the Clojure Koans. The koans are a series of problems that introduce the language as you solve them. Bring your laptop and grab a copy of the koans if you get a chance.

https://github.com/functional-koans/clojure-koans

From clojure.org

"Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (and the CLR, and JavaScript). It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming."

Chris Mihalcik is a developer at Cassidian Communications. He does most of his work in Groovy and is changing the way he thinks about programming by learning Clojure.

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  • Stu H.

    Excellent! I enjoyed the experience and interacting with others as we learned together. Let's do more!

    June 5, 2013

  • James H.

    Had a great time!!!

    June 5, 2013

  • Tim P.

    Lots of fun. I always enjoy the labs we do.

    June 5, 2013

  • Jonathan G.

    It was great loved it cool learning and testing out all the koans. I will look more into clojure. Thsnks!

    June 5, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    I had a great time at the meetup. The hands on was cool as the koans were a fun way to learn. Thanks!

    June 5, 2013

  • Dave L.

    Had a blast! Was fun to change it up and do a lab. Thanks to James for taking the time to help me get Leiningen set up on Ubuntu!

    June 5, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Cool way to learn Clojure, and great conversations tonight! I learned I hate parens, and the language annoys me. ;)

    June 4, 2013

  • Joey B.

    Learned a lot, sometimes in reverse.

    June 4, 2013

  • Daniel A.

    The meetup was awesome. The koans were pretty informative and it was nice meeting other developers in the area. The syntax I guess just takes some getting used to lol

    June 4, 2013

  • William H.

    Vaco was great as always. The koans meeting was great too! Learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one!

    June 4, 2013

  • Lauren

    Great! It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was fun and educational.

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need help getting in front door

    June 4, 2013

  • William H.

    Oh man. I'm gonna be a bit late. Gotta love construction and such!

    June 4, 2013

  • Susan O.

    Chris, stuck at work, I'm sorry to miss it.

    June 4, 2013

  • Lauren

    Yes! So excited!

    May 23, 2013

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