Clojure Workshop (Bring a Laptop)
Clojure is earning attention as one of the most innovative languages of the JVM in use today. It draws the attention of elite developers with features like software transactional memory and its commitment to functional programming paradigms, and has clean Java interoperability besides. But beyond the buzzwords is a syntax that many developers find intimidating. There is no reason for this to be a barrier!
In this hands-on workshop, you'll write a series of small Clojure programs to solve ordinary programming problems like counting list elements, processing strings, and querying databases. Your instructor will explain each exercise to you in advance, giving you a chance to code it the provided LabREPL before showing you the solution. Bring a laptop, and be prepared to pair with a friend! You'll see that Clojure is not as hard as it might look.
About Tim Berglund
Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves working with people as much as he loves to code. He believes the best developer is one who is well-informed of specifics and can also make deep connections between software development and the broader world. He has recently been exploring non-relational data stores, why professionalized product management is a global suboptimization, and of course everything related to Git. He does not really believe that it is possible to teach, but rather believes that it is his responsibility to create an environment in which people can learn.
He is also a poet, having composed and produced companion videos for Oh, The Methods You'll Compose and The Maven, with another project currently in the works. If you've been in his Git classes, you've seen some famous poems make their way into the world's best version control system.
Tim is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, and is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, author of the Gradle Liquibase Plugin, the maintainer of the Ratpack web framework, co-presenter of the best-selling O'Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle, a member of the O'Reilly Expert Network, and a member of the GigOM Pro Analyst Network. He occasionally blogs at timberglund.com.
He lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their three children.More About Tim »