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@Kai, @Ron: thank you for your replies. A main concern I had was not to inhibit any discussion. I would like to stop by and see what knowledge I can gain from the sidelines
0 · July 9, 2014
@Ricardo, it depends. But remember that no matter how deep or esoteric a subject may seem at first glance -- and this applies to just about any subject -- there would always be some people that would just get it right away; and you could be one of them. Not only does functional programming fall squarely into this category, it also might be the best introduction to programming concepts (as opposed to implementation). Take, for example, the choice of lisp in SICP.
So it never hurts to give it a try. The worst scenario is you end up wasting 2 hours tonight. :)
And, as Ron suggested, reading through the materials first would give you a better idea, and then you can decide for yourself.
Ricardo: If you're brand-new to programming, you probably won't get much out of it. Best way to tell would be to try to read through the first Caves of Clojure blog post and see how much you can follow :)
Hi, I'm new to the programming world and looking to strengthen my understanding. Would this meetup be beyond my scope or unsuitable for me?
Website happens to be offline right now ... but sounds good to me :)
0 · July 7, 2014
What would y'all think about doing a group walkthrough of the Caves of Clojure? http://stevelosh.com/blog/2012/07/caves-of-clojure-01/
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