Bucharest FP

A functional programming group for those living and working in Bucharest

We gather monthly, watch someone talk about something they're passionate about and then continue the discussion in a pub

#016: Clojure all the way down: Finally a useful LISP

This meetup took place at the Eloquentix office, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 at 19:00. Find out when our next meetup is.

Clojure all the way down: Finally a useful LISP

Ricardo J. Méndez


Ricardo has been a professional software developer for over 20 years, and a hacker and tinkerer for even longer. He’s currently working as a CTO-for-hire at Numergent, creating large sensor-driven interactive installations, writing data visualizations and keeping himself entertained.


We’ll dissect Clojure as a language from a pragmatist’s perspective. We’ll discuss how is it different, where do you start, and evaluate an approach to building a web application fully in Clojure (both front end and back end). I’ll defend the heretical suggestion that having no automagic is good. More importantly, we’ll aim to answer the key question any tool should answer: what’s in it for you?