IN/Clojure 2020

India's annual Clojure and ClojureScript conference. 14th-15th Feb, 2020. Pune, MH, IN.

From Lazy Lisper to Confident Clojurist

Submitted by Alexander Oloo (@alekcz) on Nov 19, 2019

🌑 Submission Type: Full (40 minutes) Status: Under evaluation

Abstract

The Clojure community is filled with really smart people, with great ideas writing very few tutorials and less documentation. At times it can be quite intimidating and discouraging. This talk is about how you can build your skill and confidence as a Clojure developer. As well as my journey from Pixie, to Hylang and eventually Clojure.

We’ll unpack how build your own path to Clojure confidence as well as some of the things I’ve learnt in my journey from being a lousy, lazy lisper to coding confidently to writing Clojure for the financial sector. It’s gonna be a goodie. All skill levels welcome. See you there!

Outline

The best way to build confidence is to make something you are proud and that the world can see. In this talk we’ll go on the journey from Clojure beginning to publishing on Clojars in a very down to earth way.

I wandered in the dark for a long time before I started to grow as a Clojure developer. Looking back the three things that made a difference where the people I followed; writing code I was passionate about and that was useful to me; and access to really good podcasts and books. The people to follow, books to read and projects to take on differ for everyone. We’ll unpack how build your own path to Clojure confidence.

We’ll also go through some of the practical tips I’ve learnt in my journey from being a lousy, lazy lisper to coding confidently to writing Clojure for the financial sector. It’s gonna be a goodie. See you there.

Speaker bio

Alex is an engineer by trade. A designer by necessity. And a jack of all trades for fun. He’s been write code for almost a decade. From Assembly to C and PHP to Node. And all the frontends. Alex’s passion is learning new things as well as debugging systems, code, and people. Alex currently works a Design Director with the most awesome bunch humans at Absa Bank and dabbles in the startup life. Oh, and he writes Clojure. Lots of it.

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