Hello! My name is Marten, I’m from The Netherlands, and I am a professional clojure/script developer since early 2016.
Back then I was a freelance web developer using Java and PHP mostly, but was really fed up with it. Played around with clojure in spare time and decided I’d take the first opportunity to use clojure if I could get it.
Landed a green field project for a company (called tool2match.nl, a Dutch Applicant Tracking System), and built it in clojure + clojurescript.
Great Success (Borat voice).
I also had a few clients I was consulting for, and they trusted me to use clojure for new stuff (where Java was used before), and again, the end results were good, so I could keep going.
Fast-forward fall 2018, i founded Catermonkey.nl/.be/.com, a SaaS solution aimed at catering businesses who want to be more efficient in their operations regarding the administrative side of their business.
Now I am very very happy to say that 99% of my time I can spend in my Spacemacs with CIDER connected to one or more of my projects.
It’s bliss. The only mindblowing thing is: why didn’t I sign up to this site earlier