Title: Clojure
Location: MadLab
Description: Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (and the CLR ). It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2010-11-08
End Time: 21:00

High Leverage Programming with Clojure

Come join us in a utopian land of parentheses as we take a whistle stop tour of the Clojure programming language.  A powerful modern dialect of Lisp, reloaded for the JVM (and CLR) to provide a practical and general purpose functional language.

After learning its syntax, semantics and special forms in Clojure’s interactive development environment you’ll free your mind of mutable thoughts and seek enlightenment with Value Oriented Programming; the secret behind safe and efficient concurrent programming with Clojure.

You’ll discover how laziness is a virtue with Clojure’s powerful sequence API, learn how to embrace the worlds largest set of open source class libraries with the most native foreign function interface ever defined, and take a look at how in Clojure code is data, and data is code; allowing you to extend the Compiler and the language to better solve problems in your domain.

By the end of this session, you’ll begin to appreciate how you might use Clojure to tackle programming problems with less ceremony, incidental complexity and a greater degree of expressiveness.