Our second official Q+A Session happened on Wednesday 28th February at 18:00. The full transcript of the Q+A is available on the #qanda_clojure channel in the Meet a Mentor slack group. If you are not a member you can sign up below.
We spoke at length for an hour to four mentors on the subject of “Why Learning Clojure Will Make You A Better Programmer”. This was a moderated discussion in which mentors were asked questions like:
- What are the best bits of Clojure and why should Java developers look at it?
- What eureka moments did you have that helped you learn Clojure
- If you could have your time again what advice would you give yourself to learn what you know now in half the time
Current mentors/question answerers included:
Timothy Pratley – Timothy is the author of the book “Professional Clojure”, and a contributor to the Clojure core language. He has 18 years of professional software development experience in banking, robotics, logistics, and advertising. He spent the last 4 years exclusively using Clojure and ClojureScript developing enterprise systems for Fortune 500 companies. He enjoys making YouTube videos about Clojure, going running, and reading books.
Daniel Lebrero – Daniel is a technical architect with more than 15 years of software development experience. He has been dabbling with Clojure since 2011 and using it professionally since 2013. He has worked on monolithic websites, embedded applications, low latency systems, micro services, streaming applications and big data. He now creates open source software at Akvo. A long time Java practitioner, he now also loves ().
John Stevenson – John has 20+ years of industry experience, working at several leading edge consultancy companies. He is also an active organiser for several technical communities in London, and runs regular workshops for developers and those new to programming, including ClojureBridge London. He has spoken at many conferences on topics including Functional Programming (Clojure), developer experience, agile and devops practices. When not playing with Clojure he cycles long distances through beautiful countryside to keep healthy and de-stress.
If you are already a Meet a Mentor member then you can read more at the #qanda_clojure channel. If you are not a current member and want to get involved in this event then please sign up here: