Are you (or is somebody that you know) interested in learning the basics of Clojure, but you aren't sure where to start? Or maybe you've dabbled with Clojure a bit, but you want to improve your skill set or learn "how to do X" with Clojure?
If so, this meetup event is the perfect opportunity to spend a couple hours with experienced Clojure programmers who can answer your questions or lead you in the right direction to do whatever it is that you'd like to do with Clojure.
This meetup event will be loosely structured. The idea is to get Clojure programmers of all levels (from beginner to advanced) in the same room and then we can break up into groups to discuss various topics, based on whatever folks are interested in learning about. Potential topics might include things like:
- Installation/setup (how do I install Clojure and print out "Hello world?")
- Using the REPL (Read-Evaluate-Print Loop)
- Language basics (Lisp syntax, defining values and functions)
- Java inter-op
- Functional programming
- Concurrent / parallel programming
- Text editor integration
...but could be anything else you might think to ask about! Bring any questions you might have!
Dinner and beverages will be provided. Bring your laptop and an appetite (for food, but also knowledge)!
One more thing: We'll be giving away a special door prize at this meetup: the book "Functional Programming Patterns in Scala and Clojure." (Thanks, Mark Hutchinson, for the book!)
More details about the give-away at the meetup! :)
See you there!