Global Forest Watch: an Open Source Clojure project to Monitor Deforestation from Satellite Imagery
Dan Hammer presents using Clojure and Cascalog to analyze and classify the spectral time series of each pixel in the humid tropics in an application used to monitor deforestation.
Dan Hammer is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, studying environmental economics and information theory. He has been developing in Clojure for two years, and enjoys self-introductions written in the third person. He is developing a library for large-scale, econometric simulations in Cascalog/Clojure.
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.
Clojure and Deforestation
I'm making a film entitled 100 Trees about how tree planting programs from hundreds of years ago in, for example, Oxford University and Tokugawa Era Japan still directly benefit hundreds of millions of people today.
I'm also quite interested in Clojure. I live in the Bay Area and hope our paths cross some day.