September 30th, 2008

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.