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PSU Tech Talk: More with less: getting started building better systems with Clojure

Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)

Access Notes

Building is at 4th and College. Room 86-01 is in the basement, take the elevator or stairs down to basement and follow the signs.



Clojure is a modern functional programming language. It's ecosystem is packed to the brim with tools that help you achieve more with less typing, less moving parts, and less (or no) mutable state.

Come learn about functional programming, tips to getting started and being effective with Clojure, software transactional memory, and persistent data structures. Clojure is language built to tackle the complexity of the systems we face today, and this talk will take you on tour through its features, opinions, and approach.

About the speaker:

Paul deGrandis lives for magnificent engineering. Elegant, well-founded, useful solutions to problems that say something about engineering's beauty. Currently he is a scientist and co-founder at NDensity - an innovation lab. Previously he worked at Tutorspree (YC), PushButton Labs, Etsy.com, OurShelf (DreamIt), and SilverCloud Software as well as working in advanced research. He's also contributed, time, money, and effort to Code for America, PyPy, and Clojure. He is often speaking on Clojure, distributed systems, and dependable systems. http://www.pauldee.org/blog http://ndensity.com