Clojure Exchange 2014

45 thoughts
last posted Dec. 5, 2014, 5:43 p.m.

24 later thoughts


Slightly odd closing keynote from Bodil who was taking a perspective of someone who considers herself "outside" the community now.

There was praise for the community but acknowledgement that it is still mostly white men. There was a lot of funny pictures and back-handed compliments.

There was a lot of praise for Erlang, which seems to have been one of the themes of the first day of the conference. I'd be the first to acknowledge the strengths of Erlang but I honestly think there is a massive difference between the core competencies of Clojure and Erlang and both actually scale in their own ways but there are things that both are going to shine at and I suspect then Venn diagram of those things don't intersect much.

Bodil also name-checked Racket another really interesting language worthy of attention.

She also mentioned core.typed and her disappointment that it hasn't really taken off but I don't think you're really going to get a lot of type lovers in a Clojure crowd.

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