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Beginner's Luck

Have you wanted to learn Clojure but didn't know where to start? Have you wanted to teach Clojure but aren't sure how to work with students? Beginner's Luck is an interactive presentation where student and teacher share their experiences both learning and teaching Clojure over the past four months. The first part of the presentation will be a dialog where both student and teacher will switch off sharing experiences and coding examples of things that went well and the numerous surprises they encountered along the way. The second part will be a review of the open source beginner curriculum that's published on Github.


Daniel Glauser is a software developer with over fifteen years of experience ranging from high throughput systems at NBC-Universal, to modeling tools at Comcast, to distributed collectors at VMware. Daniel currently works as a Clojure developer at Sonian where he works on services for their next generation platform. Daniel is based in Denver, Colorado where he runs the Den of Clojure, one of the most active Clojure groups in the United States.

Denise Zimmerman is a former small business owner and doula who has made the decision to reboot her career as a software developer. She exposed herself to various languages while working through online courses before joining the Den of Clojure. With a combination of hard work and numerous pairing sessions Denise has worked her way into an apprenticeship with Sonian.

Stoney's Full Steam Tavern is changing their name to Society. As of 3/12/2014 the name on sign has changed but the website has not been updated. We're still meeting in the same place, the location has not changed.