Meet up

Escaping DSL hell, Channelling Pollock and an Introduction to Mori

Tuesday, 5th August at Skills Matter, London

This meetup was organised by The London Clojure Community in August 2014


Channelling Pollock

Tom Booth

Developer currently twiddling bits at the Government Digital Service. I spend my days working with Python and Javascript, and my nights playing with Clojure, Golang or anything I can get my hands on.

Escaping DSL hell by having parenthesis all the way down

Domain Specific Languages, defined broadly, are everywhere. We will look at the good, the bad and the ugly and see where Lisp excels.

The world is buzzing with the idea of teaching everyone to program. Sometimes we create simpler languages and environments for learning but if we constrain them too much we can impoverish the learner.

For scientists we have R, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab etc - but how easy is it to build a web service, run Hadoop jobs, read files in some obscure format or talk to a datastore? Better to give them a productive environment to solve their problems quickly, with the full power of Clojure when they need.

We have a bunch of great embeddings already in Clojure: logic, stats, datalog, CSP - Let’s build more and not trap people in DSL Hell.

Click through to find out more about Netlogo and Geomlab.

Tom Hall

Doing a mixture of Dev and Ops that might be called DevOps. Tom is a mathematician, theatre fan, occasional mountaineer, part time runner, thoroughly nice chap and available in fine bookstores everywhere.

An Introduction to Mori

Robert will then go on to explain a little bit why Javascript developers don't often think about immutability or some of the other issues that vex developers in other languages.

Robert Rees

Robert Rees is Head of Development at We Got POP, a filmtech company that makes it easier to create great television and drama. Their product is used on shows like the Crown and Empire as well as films like Wonder Woman and Star Wars.

Who's coming?

Attending Members