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Design, Composition, and Performance
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by Rich Hickey on Nov 20, 2013 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 16-20, 2015. Join us!

Design, composition and performance are critical in creating software. What are we doing when we design software? In what ways is design taking things apart? What does this have to do with Clojure, languages and libraries in general? This talk will explore the nature of design and composition and how it impacts our approach to software development practice and tools.


Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure and designer of Datomic, is a software designer with over 25 years of experience in various domains. Rich has worked on scheduling systems, broadcast automation, audio analysis and finger printing, database design, yield management, exit poll systems, and machine listenings, in a variety of languages. He is the CTO at Cognitect.

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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