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Best of ClojureWest 2012

March 19th, 2012

I sat down to go over my Clojure/West notes and write some thoughts. An hour later, I had several long paragraphs and had only covered two talks. Clearly this process wasn’t going to scale. So I pondered a bit on how to express the awesomeness of Clojure/West without writing “War and Peace”. Based on a couple tweets I saw, I settled on a “Best of” approach.

Doing it this way is deeply shallow (?!) and silly. Hopefully, it’s also more fun than paragraphs of my incoherent ramblings on Datomic.

So, in rough chronological order, my “Best of Clojure/West 2012″:

All (most) of the slides for Clojure/West can be found on github. If you get “blob is too big” for a file, you’ll have to clone the repo and view locally :(

As a three-track conference, I missed at least 2/3 of the awesomeness of Clojure/West. What were your “Best of” moments?

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  1. March 19th, 2012 at 12:28 | #1

    Awesome write-up Dave! Great talk by you as well.

    I think you missed my Clojure Foo Fighters photoshopping though… :) https://twitter.com/#!/ClojureWest/status/181069761935978496/photo/1

  2. March 19th, 2012 at 14:25 | #2

    @Alex Miller
    Thanks Alex! Awesome conference and awesome photoshopping. That must have fallen in the 66% I missed :)

  3. Shawn Hoover
    March 21st, 2012 at 09:50 | #3

    Best perspective on wrapping Java in Clojure: “Even a moldy old API like Swing has a lot of value because you don’t want to build it yourself. Clojure provides the tools to make a pleasant API for that functionality.” @darevay

    I guess humility precludes you from saying this, but the also best feedback on your talk was the spontaneous applause in response to the demonstration of seesaw’s most thorough docstrings. Excellent work!

  4. March 21st, 2012 at 21:31 | #4

    @Shawn Hoover
    Thanks Shawn. Who knew there was this pent up demand for documentation? :)

  5. March 26th, 2012 at 12:02 | #5

    Best way to sanely use Swing: Seesaw!

    Nice write-up!

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