David Pollak presents Lift's design and how the same design decisions were applied to Clojure/ClojureScript/AngularJS. Lift is a web framework with support for server-push.
Alon Zakai discusses asm.js - real-world demos, current limitations, the direction for the future, comparison with other solutions for improving web performance.
Brenton Ashworth introduces the Pedestal application library as a way to build rich collaborative applications in Clojure and ClojureScript. Pedestal applies many of the best ideas from Clojure to client application development, allowing developers to create complex applications without having to write complex code.
Daira Hopwood introduces Noether, an experimental language meant to write more secure, robust and efficient programs, being built on multiple layers satisfying different levels of symmetries.
Anthony Eden explains why they chose to use Erlang for an authoritative DNS, how Erlang helped along the way and some of the challenges faced.
Matthias Broecheler discusses graph computing, introducing the Aurelius graph cluster enabling graph computing at scale by building on distributed systems like Cassandra, HBase, and Hadoop.
Chuck Moore discusses what it takes to program a 144-core asynchronous chip that consumes only 7 pJ/inst, the idle cores taking just 100 nW while the active ones need 4mW running at 666 Mips: tight coding to minimize the number of instructions executed, reducing instruction fetches, transistor switching, and duty cycle.
Douglas Hofstadter attempts to get across the crux of these intuitions about the mysterious concept of "I".
Clayton Bauman introduces Babel, an open source language implemented in C, targeted for cloud computing. Other features: interpreted, untyped stack-based, postfix, supports arrays, lists and hashes.
Craig Andera explains Datomic from the perspective gained in implementing and optimizing a real-world production system, detailing the Datomic indexing process.