Alex Robbins introduces Cascalog, a Clojure library for writing declarative Hadoop jobs.
Alex Robbins is a developer at Factual, where he uses Cascalog and Clojure to wrangle data. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his better half, Sally, and a Boston terrier. When not programming, he enjoys riding his bike, playing board games and doing krav maga. He co-organizes the Dallas/Fort Worth Clojure user group and can't wait for Dallas to become the center of the Clojure world.
Clojure/West is the newest conference creation from Alex Miller (aka @puredanger). Alex has been running the Strange Loop conference in St. Louis since 2009, smashing together the worlds of functional and dynamic programming languages, concurrency, distributed systems, web and mobile. Since early 2010, Alex has also been part of a team using Clojure at Revelytix.