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Meet up

Escaping DSL hell, Channelling Pollock and an Introduction to Mori

Tuesday, 5th August at Skills Matter, London

This meetup is run by The London Clojure Community. Starts at 6:30 PM.

Join Tom Hall, Robert Rees and Tom Booth as we discover more about mori, build a digital Jackson Pollock and reimagine netlogo and geomlab as Clojure DSLs

An Introduction to Mori

Mori is a Javascript library that brings the immutable data structures of Clojure to Javascript along with a lot of the sequence operation functions and some of the reducers library. In this talk Robert Rees explains how why he believes that it is a really important, practical way to bring the principles of Clojure into the hands of everyday Javascript development.

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 currently a Developer Manager at the Guardian and the former CTO of Wazoku. He started his career as a tester and went on to be a C and Java developer in telecoms and dabbled in management.

Channelling Pollock

Join Tom Booth, as we learn Clojure through the interesting medium of building a digital Jackson 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

In this session Tom Hall reimagines netlogo and geomlab as Clojure DSLs. Join Tom to see how embedding them in Clojure makes the implementation easier, gives greater power to the user and enables extension.

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.

Attending Members

Overview

Join Tom Hall, Robert Rees and Tom Booth as we discover more about mori, build a digital Jackson Pollock and reimagine netlogo and geomlab as Clojure DSLs

An Introduction to Mori

Mori is a Javascript library that brings the immutable data structures of Clojure to Javascript along with a lot of the sequence operation functions and some of the reducers library. In this talk Robert Rees explains how why he believes that it is a really important, practical way to bring the principles of Clojure into the hands of everyday Javascript development.

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 currently a Developer Manager at the Guardian and the former CTO of Wazoku. He started his career as a tester and went on to be a C and Java developer in telecoms and dabbled in management.

Channelling Pollock

Join Tom Booth, as we learn Clojure through the interesting medium of building a digital Jackson 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

In this session Tom Hall reimagines netlogo and geomlab as Clojure DSLs. Join Tom to see how embedding them in Clojure makes the implementation easier, gives greater power to the user and enables extension.

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.

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Attending Members