Tyler Jennings presents how he ended up choosing Clojure, how he is using a Ruby tool-chain in Clojure, plus advice on introducing Clojure to a team.
Tyler Jennings burns his daylight hours helping Groupon change the world of local commerce. Previously, he was Principal Consultant at Obtiva, a well known Agile development shop. He’s also involved in numerous developer communities and has presented at many conference and user group meetings across the US. His recent interests include functional & multi-paradigm languages and genetic algorithms.
Clojure/West is a new conference bringing the Clojure community together to discuss techniques, tools, and the state of the Clojure ecosystem March 16-17th for three tracks of sessions. Prior to the conference, register for three days of training by the Clojure experts.
Presentation like this are good because you get motivated and you always pick-up bits here and there. It would be nice to have more introductory presentations about the language. Presentations where you could learn the idiomatic way of solving common problems would be nice (loading a file then parsing the content and spitting data out, ...). I can already solve some problems in CLojure but my code is not clean (idiomatic) Clojure.
Presentation are a nice change from reading and trying to work little programs on your own.
Pairing works for some people but a lot of people I know are allergic to it (I,m one of them).