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Tech Nottingham May 2017: Fun with Clojure!

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TECH NOTTINGHAM MAY 2017: FUN WITH CLOJURE!

This month we're delighted to welcome Chris Emerson to the Tech Nottingham stage! Plus we've got free food and drinks provided at the event thanks to our sponsors Capital One (https://www.facebook.com/capitalone/), Cordius Limited (https://www.facebook.com/cordiusltd/) and MHR (https://www.facebook.com/MHRSolutions/).

No tickets required, just turn up - it's free!

Full event details can be found here: www.technottingham.com/events/2017/5/8/technott-may-2017 (http://technottingham.com/events/2017/5/8/technott-may-2017)

FUN WITH CLOJURE!

CHRIS EMERSON

Functional programming is becoming fashionable once again, with many functional languages becoming more popular recently. In this talk, I would like to give an introduction to one of these languages - Clojure. Clojure is a language that can be learned in a very short space of time due to its incredibly simple syntax - even if you've never programmed before. It has its roots in the earliest program languages from the 1950s, but is an extremely modern, robust and flexible language.

With multi-core processors becoming the norm, there is a big expectation that programs that are able to make use of these resources, but concurrent programming is often extremely tricky with all sorts of traps and bugs being all too common.

Clojure places a strong emphasis on safe concurrent programming, making it very easy to take advantage of modern hardware to achieve better performance.

ABOUT CHRIS

Chris (@chris_emerson (https://twitter.com/chris_emerson)) is a senior PHP developer and freelancer.

He graduated from Nottingham University in 2005 with a degree in Computer Science and has stayed in Nottingham ever since, working for a variety of digital agencies and retail companies as a web developer, both front and back end.

GET STUCK IN

Bring your laptop along and during the latter part of the evening you can try Clojure for yourself - All levels of experience welcome! Suggested downloads are below:

Java JDK (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jsp-138363.html#close) - Please install this one first

Leiningen (https://leiningen.org/)

Full event details can be found here: www.technottingham.com/events/2017/5/8/technott-may-2017 (http://technottingham.com/events/2017/5/8/technott-may-2017)

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