David Greenberg introduces Piplin, a DSL that allows a subset of Clojure to be automatically converted into a hardware description, which can then be placed onto an FPGA or made into a silicon chip.
David Greenberg is a Research Methodologist and Clojurist at Two Sigma, a Hedge Fund in SoHo, NYC. At work, he builds data visualization and cluster computing applications in Clojure; at night, he hacks on Clojure tooling, FPGAs, and libraries for making things on 3d printers and laser cutters.
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.