September Boston Lisp meeting


Rich Hickey, originally uploaded by Zach Beane.

Rich Hickey's Clojure talk last night was a big hit. The room was packed, the 90 minute talk ran to a dense 180 minutes, and he got two ovations from appreciative Lisp and Scheme hackers. The back and forth of questions and answers was exciting, with the questions exhibiting a good knowledge of the problems in the design space, and Rich's answers demonstrating he has thought about all the same problems in detail, made key decisions, and followed them through. It was also awesome that he could make subtle humorous points about esoteric languages and everyone knew exactly what he was talking about.

Highly recommended.

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(Anonymous)

For the rest of us.

Is the talk available in some electronic, multiple media format?

(Anonymous)

Re: For the rest of us.

Yeah, any video/slides/audio?

(Anonymous)

Re: For the rest of us.

What would be the point of recommending something that's not available?

(Anonymous)

Re: For the rest of us.

Because he's mean? :P

And I'm definitely looking forward to anything released though audio or even video would be preferable. Rich seems to really know his stuff and the design of Clojure is pretty elegant so far. My only beef (assuming he hasn't changed it) is there is no way to release it in a precompiled form (since it isn't interpreted, but run time compiled, so can't say it never compiles...)

Re: For the rest of us.

I recommend checking out Clojure.It is serious business.

(Anonymous)

Re: For the rest of us.

I don't know about this last talk, but there are several high-quality--both in content and in format--presentations Rich has made on Clojure available online. Go to http://clojure.org/, then Screencasts, for one set, and Google for others--I think there are some available on Google Tech Talks. I like the ones posted on blip.tv, as the slides are legible if you view them full-screen, which is nice.

Am interested as well if this latest talk shows up online.

HTH
Patrick

(Anonymous)

Re: For the rest of us.

Clojure at Boston Lisp Meeting videos are now up:

Part 1:

http://clojure.blip.tv/file/1313398

Part 2:

http://clojure.blip.tv/file/1313503

Rich

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