We host the London Clojure Community for their monthly meetup. This month the group meet to hear two talks - including Kris Jenkins on the history of Clojure.
In this talk I’d like to introduce Reducers starting from the problem of designing code that runs in parallel over multiple cores. We’ll work our way backward to show the advantages of using Reducers over the plain old map family of functions. I'll finally show a couple of examples.
Renzo Borgatti started looking into functional programming 3 years ago with Clojure, the language he now uses daily at the Mailonline. 4 months ago he also got into Haskell and that sort of closes the loop between typed and untyped lambda calculus. Before that Renzo did Java, Ruby and Objective-C for a range of industries and a total of 15 years in the field. Renzo enjoys speaking at user groups and conferences alike, as well as hacking on code whenever he can.
Work on Clojure began in 1958. Forty-nine years later the first version was released. Well, that's sort of how it went. Join me on a tour through the history of LISP, from its algebraic roots to the present day dialect we know and love.
Kris is a life-long programmer who’s worked in the Finance, Security & Media sectors, as well as for many fledgling startups. In 2003 he co-founded the successful gold-trading business BullionVault, where he was CTO for a decade.
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