Alan Dipert discusses the benefits of functional programming in Clojure, suggesting using pure functions to process values and sometimes explicit procedures for needed side effects.
Alan Dipert has contributed to Clojure, ClojureScript, and several Clojure projects including Leiningen and Incanter. As a consultant with Clojure/core, he has also worked on a variety of commercial Clojure projects. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he helps run Splat Space, the local hackerspace. His favorite computer is the Arduino microcontroller, for which he implemented a Lisp.
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.