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National Capital Area Clojure Users Group Monthly Meetup

  • Jul 15, 2010 · 6:15 PM
  • FGM

The meeting will be held at the company FGM in Reston.


Clojure for Beginners Part 2: Seqs and Lists
Russ Olsen

This is the 2nd in a series of talks about Clojure for beginners. This time it is all about Clojure's favorite way of looking at the world, the Seq. Seqs are everything to Clojure: No matter if you are dealing with lists or arrays or maps or files or regular expressions or even Clojure code itself, if you are doing it in Clojure then you are doing it with a seq. In this talk I'll start by looking at where the idea of the seq came and then turn to the incredibly rich seq API built right into Clojure.

Calling Clojure from Java

Speaker: Bryan Weber

From Bryan: "I could do a presentation (and live coding session) on calling Clojure from Java. We all know it works well in the other direction, but let's explore what calling a Clojure library from Java looks like!"

Don't forget to bring your laptop for some live coding.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Russ provoked and fielded many good questions from novice Clojurians. Brian developed and presented several good code samples demonstrating the subtle but important quirks with calling Clojure from Java. Turnout was good with several well known, friendly Clojurians!

    July 16, 2010

  • Justin S.

    A wide range of interesting people. I came away with an better understanding of what clojure is, how it interacts with the JVM; but I can't help wonder what problems are really 'well solved' using it -- why would I want to use it. I suppose that's more of a 'why use lisp' question though.

    July 16, 2010

  • Fogus

    I could watch Russ speak on almost any topic. Brian's talk was a pretty nice dive into some of the hairier parts of java interop.

    July 16, 2010

  • Russ O.

    Thanks to everyone who attended, especially Brian for his talk.

    If you would like to help publicize future meet ups, drop me a line at [masked] and I'll make sure you get the email announcements a few days before all future meetings.

    July 16, 2010

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