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From: Carlo S.
Sent on: Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:12 PM
Dear Clojurians,

thanks for attending yesterday meetup, it was a blast! Just a quick recap on what we talked about, we had:

- Frank and Walter shared their first hand experiences with the Clojure community and steering group at the Conj
- Walter gets a special mention here as he was so kind to bring gadgets from the Conj for all of us. Wohooo!
- Cees shared his experiences in applying Clojure for a data crunching application using the Anchor model
- Joost showed the state of art of clojure refactoring, of which he's the new maintainer

I received questions about how the agenda for each meetup is created, and how to submit a presentation. I thought it might be worth to reply to the whole group, just in case there are other clojurians interested into sharing their knowledge or experience with the group. Well, it's fairly easy:

- our meetup is an informal, democratic community: there's no other committee than the meetup participants
- if you have something you want to share, drop a message here and ask if anyone is interested into it
- even if you forget to send a message beforehand, just bring it with you as there still be good chances to present it or talk about it
- the same applies for suggestions about the activities we can carry on during the meetup

Now, it would be great if we can have at least one presentation at every meetup, but I don't think we can have any guarantee on that. We already had several times a discussion about which side activities we might carry on during the meetup, namely:

- develop our website
- hack some random clojure code
- help some project from the clojure ecosystem
- clojure install fests and dojos/koans sessions

I guess this will be a never ending discussion, so feel always free to submit any ideas to the meetup.

I'm particularly fond of the website development (and rightly so :P) and dojos, but that' just me.


Carlo Sciolla

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