2 DAY CONFERENCE

Clojure eXchange 2018

Topics covered at #clojurex

Monday, 3rd - Tuesday, 4th December at CodeNode, London

14 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 8:30 AM.

If you're looking for the best place to learn about Clojure, Functional Programming and network with like-minded people, then the Clojure eXchange 2018 is the conference you simply can't miss! Meet with the world's leading experts, learn how to use Clojure in your team and discuss war stories with your peers.

Join us at Clojure eXchange 2018 on December 3rd-4th

Join Clojure eXchange 2018, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the Clojure world.

Thank you for making Clojure eXchange 2017 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!

Last year's highlights included keynotes from Chris Ford and Antonio Monteiro, and some of the topics explored were Machine Learning, Data Science, CIDER, Cljs, and more!

Check out Clojure eXchange 2017's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!



Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great Early Bird offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with Clojure fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

Clojure eXchange Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our Clojure eXchange Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Clojure eXchange for various reasons.

Find more information here!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Lightning Talk: Reagent and LeafletJS or "Fun with Maps"

Adding maps to ClojureScript applications written in Reagent is a broadly unsolved problem at this point, and yet the truth is that lots of applications may be enhanced by the addition of accurate online mapping. During this talk, you will discover how to build up a re-usable Reagent component that can place a map into an existing or new ClojureScript application, using LeafletJS.

You will also learn how to mark areas/boundaries on that map and include place markers for specific locations.

Oliver will also share how to change the centre of the map to focus on a different place, how to remove/add markers and boundaries, and briefly cover how to get access to the required GeoJSON to draw accurate boundaries on maps rendered in this way.

Oliver Godby

Oliver is a professional Geek, who after starting to learn Clojure in 2011 is now finally making his living using Clojure and ClojureScript - this makes him very happy.

Lightning Talk: Fullstack Clojure in the Movie Business

Gower Street Analytics is a big-data movie industry company that is in the somewhat rare position of using Clojure for the back-end, Clojure for the 'front-end' (web layer) and ClojureScript for the client. In this brief talk, Nigel will share what you can learn from running clj/cljs on AWS, what it's like to Clojure All The Things, and what it's like hiring for Clojure.

Nigel Runnels-Moss

Nigel has shepherded the success of a wide variety of projects drawn from many business sectors and also has had the privilege of spending 5 years of his life working on the largest IT disaster in history, the £22bn white elephant known as NPfIT.

Growing a Product with Clojure: Lessons Learned

Building a new product can be a lot of fun and you have to choose what technology stack will give you a good head start. Initially, Łukasz and team chose Ruby on Rails to build a prototype which was great until our users started to grow significantly.

During this talk, you will learn about his team's journey with Clojure, what worked for them and what didn't work so well. He will focus on the good parts as well as anti-patterns we've identified and eventually fixed.

It is key to make Clojure more approachable, so he will go on to share his thoughts on how Clojure could be advocated to appeal to the broader programming community.

Łukasz Korecki

I’m an experienced Clojure, Ruby, and Shell developer. In my professional career I have worked on client side projects (starting with old school tools like Prototype through Backbone to React), back-end applications (written in Clojure, Ruby and Go). Most recently I’ve co-founded NomNom and work as a CTO. I have a thing for LISPs.

Using Duct Framework in Production

Duct is a framework for building server side applications in Clojure. It has evolved from being a template using Component library to a more rich runtime configuration framework based on Integrant.

After using atoms, Components, and Ducts, Iván has discovered each has a big effect on how you structure an application.

In this talk, you'll learn how each of these differs and what they do to your code plus the experience of running Duct in production and the challenges he's faced.

Iván Perdomo

Iván Perdomo is software developer with more than 15 years of experience. He has worked as Head of IT, System Administrator, Software development contractor, technical advisor, team and project leader in organizations of all sizes. He is also a Free and Open Source user and advocate.

Clojure Embedded in Music Hardware

For the past year, Chris and team have been bootstrapping a little music tech company. Chris will share how they built prototype MIDI controllers, a sampler, and musical web-apps with Clojure.

He is compiling Clojure for Arduino platforms via Ferret, using ClojureScript with the webaudio API in the browser, and also in Rasberry Pi based module tracker players via nodejs. During this talk, you will learn from his experiences of squeezing Clojure into these strange environments, and maybe even a little music!

Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick is an artist, musician, and hacker working at the interface of code and the arts.

Are You Writing Java in Clojure?

As Erik dove into yet another Clojure codebase, it was whispering very quietly. He couldn’t quite figure out what it was saying, but it caught his attention.

A couple of months later, he finally understood: Although it was written in Clojure, it was just a java app in disguise!

As you first begin to program functionally, you grasp for tools like map, filter, and reduce, and you think you're done.

Then you start to realise there is this other thing, composability.

In this talk, you will learn how Java programs often lack the composability property. You will then go on to explore what this looks like when translated to Clojure. Finally, you will discover some techniques to avoid this all together and write code that is truly composable.

Erik Assum

Erik works as a Clojure programmer at Ardoq, a Norwegian startup in the EA-space. He’s a mainly a backend programmer, but tends to work wherever the code is bad enough. Given time he’ll eventually drift into some sort of devops role while trying to figure out how to run the current project even better.

Applying Clojure's Design Principles to its Documentation

Clojure was designed to be clear, consistent, practical, and empowering -- and many think it's the best language that ever was.

Tom has been working on applying those same design principles to Clojure's documentation, to help more people get up to speed more quickly. Good source material is out there, but for now the burden is on each learner to search for it, sort through it, and synthesize it. In this talk, Tom will share his approach to creating docs worthy of the Clojure language and its community.

Tom McTighe

Tom has worked as a technical writer and editor, so when he learns a new programming language, he often imagines how the documentation could be better. He is currently fairly obsessed with learning Clojure and making its docs the best programming language documentation that ever was. When he's not doing that he works as a web developer at OHSU in Portland, OR, and co-organizes Puddlecycle's winter bike rides.

Lightning Talk: Making Music With Alda & Edna

During this session, you will discover a live demo of Alda and Edna: Music programming languages for musicians and Clojurians.

Tristram Oaten

Professional amateur developer. Amateur professional composer.

We are Elated to Have Russell Dunphy & Mahsa Mohammadkhani at #ClojureX this year!

We are elated to have Russell and Mahsa at #ClojureX this year!

Russell Dunphy

Russell is HealthUnlocked's Head of Engineering. After language-hopping quite a bit in his early career, he found Clojure a little over four years ago and since then he is happy to report that the grass has stopped looking greener on the other side. (Except, idk, Erlang/Elixir is pretty cool. And Elm is interesting...)

Learning How to Design Automatically Updating AI With Clojure, Kafka and Deeplearning4j

With the increased development and adoption of streaming platforms, you now have a solid mechanism for collecting and processing data in a timely fashion. The growth and interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence has also given you refined prediction and decision making. Jason Bell will share with you an overview of a self-learning knowledge system that uses Clojure, Kafka and Deeplearning4j to accept data, apply training to a neural network, and output predictions. Jason will cover the system design and the rationale behind it and the implications of using a streaming data with deep learning and artificial intelligence. Along the way, Jason will explore the considerations that have to be made on how this application can continually learn, when manual intervention is required, and how to evaluate incremental learning.

Topics include:

  • Planning the system

  • Using Kafka Connect to store raw streaming data

  • Defining a Deeplearning4j neural network

  • Reapplying neural network training with new training data

  • Making predictions using the Kafka Streaming API

Jason Bell

Jason Bell is a data engineer and startup founder based in Northern Ireland. He authored the book Machine Learning: Hands on for Developers and Technical Professionals. An in demand speaker and panelist, Jason has previously spoken at the Strata Data Conference in London on Kafka and AI technologies, the Digital DNA conference on AI and spends his spare time studying supply and demand pricing on different asset types (yes he does this for fun).

It's great to have Renzo Borgatti back at #clojurex 2018!

It's great to have Renzo Borgatti back at #clojurex 2018!

Renzo Borgatti

Renzo is a software developer with more than 15 years of experience. He's being moving between languages but finally got interested in Clojure sometimes around 2010. He's author of the upcoming "Clojure Standard Library Annotated Reference" book by Manning and the "Clojure Pills" screen-cast. He currently work for uSwitch in London.

We are Elated to have Bozhidar Batsov back at Clojure eXchange this year!

We are elated to have Bozhidar back at Clojure eXchange this year!

Bozhidar Batsov

Bozhidar is the maintainer of CIDER and the editor of the community Clojure style guide. Most people would probably describe him as an Emacs zealot (and they would be right). He's also quite fond of the Lisp family of languages, functional programming in general and Clojure in particular. Believe it or not, Bozhidar has hobbies and interests outside the realm of computers, but we won't bore with those here.

We are Thrilled to Have Karsten Schmidt Keynote Clojure eXchange 2018!

We are thrilled to have Karsten Schmidt Keynote Clojure eXchange 2018!

Karsten Schmidt

Karsten is into computational design, data, interaction, code, opensource, art, education, research,.

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Call for Papers is CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Clojure eXchange 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our Clojure eXchange Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Clojure eXchange for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at Clojure eXchange 2018!

To apply please fill in this form:

Volunteer at Clojure eXchange 2018!

Interested in Clojure, and eager to learn the latest news? You have the chance to get a free ticket to Clojure eXchange London 2018! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference, and some hours of your time on the days of the conference! You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time. Are you ready then? Email us at [email protected] and we will put your name down as a volunteer for Clojure eXchange London 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed closer to the conference.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 8 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 8 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the Clojure eXchange 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the Clojure eXchange 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference ticketS, worth £650 (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passES
      • 1 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

Overview

If you're looking for the best place to learn about Clojure, Functional Programming and network with like-minded people, then the Clojure eXchange 2018 is the conference you simply can't miss! Meet with the world's leading experts, learn how to use Clojure in your team and discuss war stories with your peers.

Join us at Clojure eXchange 2018 on December 3rd-4th

Join Clojure eXchange 2018, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the Clojure world.

Thank you for making Clojure eXchange 2017 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!

Last year's highlights included keynotes from Chris Ford and Antonio Monteiro, and some of the topics explored were Machine Learning, Data Science, CIDER, Cljs, and more!

Check out Clojure eXchange 2017's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!



Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great Early Bird offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with Clojure fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

Clojure eXchange Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our Clojure eXchange Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Clojure eXchange for various reasons.

Find more information here!

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

Lightning Talk: Reagent and LeafletJS or "Fun with Maps"

Adding maps to ClojureScript applications written in Reagent is a broadly unsolved problem at this point, and yet the truth is that lots of applications may be enhanced by the addition of accurate online mapping. During this talk, you will discover how to build up a re-usable Reagent component that can place a map into an existing or new ClojureScript application, using LeafletJS.

You will also learn how to mark areas/boundaries on that map and include place markers for specific locations.

Oliver will also share how to change the centre of the map to focus on a different place, how to remove/add markers and boundaries, and briefly cover how to get access to the required GeoJSON to draw accurate boundaries on maps rendered in this way.

Oliver Godby

Oliver is a professional Geek, who after starting to learn Clojure in 2011 is now finally making his living using Clojure and ClojureScript - this makes him very happy.

Lightning Talk: Fullstack Clojure in the Movie Business

Gower Street Analytics is a big-data movie industry company that is in the somewhat rare position of using Clojure for the back-end, Clojure for the 'front-end' (web layer) and ClojureScript for the client. In this brief talk, Nigel will share what you can learn from running clj/cljs on AWS, what it's like to Clojure All The Things, and what it's like hiring for Clojure.

Nigel Runnels-Moss

Nigel has shepherded the success of a wide variety of projects drawn from many business sectors and also has had the privilege of spending 5 years of his life working on the largest IT disaster in history, the £22bn white elephant known as NPfIT.

Growing a Product with Clojure: Lessons Learned

Building a new product can be a lot of fun and you have to choose what technology stack will give you a good head start. Initially, Łukasz and team chose Ruby on Rails to build a prototype which was great until our users started to grow significantly.

During this talk, you will learn about his team's journey with Clojure, what worked for them and what didn't work so well. He will focus on the good parts as well as anti-patterns we've identified and eventually fixed.

It is key to make Clojure more approachable, so he will go on to share his thoughts on how Clojure could be advocated to appeal to the broader programming community.

Łukasz Korecki

I’m an experienced Clojure, Ruby, and Shell developer. In my professional career I have worked on client side projects (starting with old school tools like Prototype through Backbone to React), back-end applications (written in Clojure, Ruby and Go). Most recently I’ve co-founded NomNom and work as a CTO. I have a thing for LISPs.

Using Duct Framework in Production

Duct is a framework for building server side applications in Clojure. It has evolved from being a template using Component library to a more rich runtime configuration framework based on Integrant.

After using atoms, Components, and Ducts, Iván has discovered each has a big effect on how you structure an application.

In this talk, you'll learn how each of these differs and what they do to your code plus the experience of running Duct in production and the challenges he's faced.

Iván Perdomo

Iván Perdomo is software developer with more than 15 years of experience. He has worked as Head of IT, System Administrator, Software development contractor, technical advisor, team and project leader in organizations of all sizes. He is also a Free and Open Source user and advocate.

Clojure Embedded in Music Hardware

For the past year, Chris and team have been bootstrapping a little music tech company. Chris will share how they built prototype MIDI controllers, a sampler, and musical web-apps with Clojure.

He is compiling Clojure for Arduino platforms via Ferret, using ClojureScript with the webaudio API in the browser, and also in Rasberry Pi based module tracker players via nodejs. During this talk, you will learn from his experiences of squeezing Clojure into these strange environments, and maybe even a little music!

Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick is an artist, musician, and hacker working at the interface of code and the arts.

Are You Writing Java in Clojure?

As Erik dove into yet another Clojure codebase, it was whispering very quietly. He couldn’t quite figure out what it was saying, but it caught his attention.

A couple of months later, he finally understood: Although it was written in Clojure, it was just a java app in disguise!

As you first begin to program functionally, you grasp for tools like map, filter, and reduce, and you think you're done.

Then you start to realise there is this other thing, composability.

In this talk, you will learn how Java programs often lack the composability property. You will then go on to explore what this looks like when translated to Clojure. Finally, you will discover some techniques to avoid this all together and write code that is truly composable.

Erik Assum

Erik works as a Clojure programmer at Ardoq, a Norwegian startup in the EA-space. He’s a mainly a backend programmer, but tends to work wherever the code is bad enough. Given time he’ll eventually drift into some sort of devops role while trying to figure out how to run the current project even better.

Applying Clojure's Design Principles to its Documentation

Clojure was designed to be clear, consistent, practical, and empowering -- and many think it's the best language that ever was.

Tom has been working on applying those same design principles to Clojure's documentation, to help more people get up to speed more quickly. Good source material is out there, but for now the burden is on each learner to search for it, sort through it, and synthesize it. In this talk, Tom will share his approach to creating docs worthy of the Clojure language and its community.

Tom McTighe

Tom has worked as a technical writer and editor, so when he learns a new programming language, he often imagines how the documentation could be better. He is currently fairly obsessed with learning Clojure and making its docs the best programming language documentation that ever was. When he's not doing that he works as a web developer at OHSU in Portland, OR, and co-organizes Puddlecycle's winter bike rides.

Lightning Talk: Making Music With Alda & Edna

During this session, you will discover a live demo of Alda and Edna: Music programming languages for musicians and Clojurians.

Tristram Oaten

Professional amateur developer. Amateur professional composer.

We are Elated to Have Russell Dunphy & Mahsa Mohammadkhani at #ClojureX this year!

We are elated to have Russell and Mahsa at #ClojureX this year!

Russell Dunphy

Russell is HealthUnlocked's Head of Engineering. After language-hopping quite a bit in his early career, he found Clojure a little over four years ago and since then he is happy to report that the grass has stopped looking greener on the other side. (Except, idk, Erlang/Elixir is pretty cool. And Elm is interesting...)

Learning How to Design Automatically Updating AI With Clojure, Kafka and Deeplearning4j

With the increased development and adoption of streaming platforms, you now have a solid mechanism for collecting and processing data in a timely fashion. The growth and interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence has also given you refined prediction and decision making. Jason Bell will share with you an overview of a self-learning knowledge system that uses Clojure, Kafka and Deeplearning4j to accept data, apply training to a neural network, and output predictions. Jason will cover the system design and the rationale behind it and the implications of using a streaming data with deep learning and artificial intelligence. Along the way, Jason will explore the considerations that have to be made on how this application can continually learn, when manual intervention is required, and how to evaluate incremental learning.

Topics include:

  • Planning the system

  • Using Kafka Connect to store raw streaming data

  • Defining a Deeplearning4j neural network

  • Reapplying neural network training with new training data

  • Making predictions using the Kafka Streaming API

Jason Bell

Jason Bell is a data engineer and startup founder based in Northern Ireland. He authored the book Machine Learning: Hands on for Developers and Technical Professionals. An in demand speaker and panelist, Jason has previously spoken at the Strata Data Conference in London on Kafka and AI technologies, the Digital DNA conference on AI and spends his spare time studying supply and demand pricing on different asset types (yes he does this for fun).

It's great to have Renzo Borgatti back at #clojurex 2018!

It's great to have Renzo Borgatti back at #clojurex 2018!

Renzo Borgatti

Renzo is a software developer with more than 15 years of experience. He's being moving between languages but finally got interested in Clojure sometimes around 2010. He's author of the upcoming "Clojure Standard Library Annotated Reference" book by Manning and the "Clojure Pills" screen-cast. He currently work for uSwitch in London.

We are Elated to have Bozhidar Batsov back at Clojure eXchange this year!

We are elated to have Bozhidar back at Clojure eXchange this year!

Bozhidar Batsov

Bozhidar is the maintainer of CIDER and the editor of the community Clojure style guide. Most people would probably describe him as an Emacs zealot (and they would be right). He's also quite fond of the Lisp family of languages, functional programming in general and Clojure in particular. Believe it or not, Bozhidar has hobbies and interests outside the realm of computers, but we won't bore with those here.

We are Thrilled to Have Karsten Schmidt Keynote Clojure eXchange 2018!

We are thrilled to have Karsten Schmidt Keynote Clojure eXchange 2018!

Karsten Schmidt

Karsten is into computational design, data, interaction, code, opensource, art, education, research,.

Venue

CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 130,000 strong engineering community!

With six event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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CodeNode

Skills Matter | CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


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Call for Papers is CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Clojure eXchange 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our Clojure eXchange Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Clojure eXchange for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at Clojure eXchange 2018!

To apply please fill in this form:

Volunteer at Clojure eXchange 2018!

Interested in Clojure, and eager to learn the latest news? You have the chance to get a free ticket to Clojure eXchange London 2018! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference, and some hours of your time on the days of the conference! You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time. Are you ready then? Email us at [email protected] and we will put your name down as a volunteer for Clojure eXchange London 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed closer to the conference.

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 8 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 8 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the Clojure eXchange 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the Clojure eXchange 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference ticketS, worth £650 (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passES
      • 1 of your #ClojureX related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • Clojure eXchange 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All Clojure eXchange 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

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