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Clojure, Futures and Promises

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Clojure: Less-typed JVM functional programming by Stephen Compall. Clojure is the "other" new functional language for the JVM. It may lack a sophisticated type system, but there's more to functional programming than that. Certainly the reverse is true, but perhaps the Clojurians have one or two insights of use to the practicing Scalaish programmer or 2.10 macro hacker. Futures and Promises coming in Scala 2.10 by Chris Baxter (lightning talk) At MIT, allow a little extra time to find the room. To get there, make sure to enter the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street opposite the sign for 43 Vassar Street.

We'll try to make sure the building isn't locked, but we've had trouble in the past. Wait a few minutes for someone to enter or leave, or call Seth at (617)[masked] if you're stuck outisde.

Once inside, take the elevator (under a sign saying "Alexander W Dreyfoos Building" to the fourth floor (if you find yourself instead in the Gates Building part of the Stata Center you will need to walk to the other end of the buildling to the Dreyfoos elevators). Turn left out of the elevator and then right, through a set of double doors, and straight ahead past a pool table towards the R&D common with a red-orange carpet. Turn right shortly before hitting the red-orange carpet and you will see the STAR seminar room 32-D463 straight ahead.

hangout/drinks after at Meadhall (, corner of Broadway and Ames, near the Kendall T stop.