Past Meetup

Clojure workshop with Esteban Manchado Velázquez

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Finally we are back again after a tame 2014 autumn/winter. We are starting up with a Clojure workshop with our friend Esteban.

About Esteban:

Esteban Manchado Velázquez is a software engineer with experience in development, quality assurance and project management. He's a firm believer in open source, tools and automated tests, and his latest open source project is RoboHydra, a tool to help test programs that communicate over HTTP. Among other companies, he has worked at Opera Software, where he played a key role in the test automation for projects such as My Opera and Opera Link. Apart from computers, Esteban enjoys reading and making comics, playing drums in a rock band, and being a beginner songwriter.

About the workshop:

This hands-on workshop will be an introduction to Clojure, the practical functional language for the JVM. It will alternate bits of theory and exercises, starting from the most basic concepts until we create a simple but fun program. Although the value of learning Clojure or other functional languages is to change how we solve problems and become better programmers in any language, this workshop will kickstart you into Clojure, allowing you to write your own programs and keep learning on your own.

Preparation:

1. Install Lighttable http://www.lighttable.com/

2. Download http://demiurgo.org/tmp/hello.clj , open it in Lighttable and press Ctrl-Enter. If it says "Connecting..." and "Retrieving dependencies", everything is correctly setup (if not, give me a shout!).

3. Download http://demiurgo.org/tmp/exercises.zip and unpack it somewhere handy, you'll need it in the workshop!

We start up with pizza and beer and start up the workshop 18:30.