Introduce yourself!

Hi! My name is Luiz Borba, I’m from Brazil and I’ve have been coding with Clojure since 2017.


now… there is a reason for why i did not comment on this sooner… and that is that people keep telling me, that my taste in art is terrible :smile:

…having said that… this morning, something reminded me of this your post… and of some of your wife’s paintings… and so… and while looking again at some of her work… coming across this beauty:

i just thought… hopelessly unqualified or not… this just deserves / requires some praise… so there you go :smile:

Oh thanks! If being married to an artist has taught me anything it’s that nobody can claim that they know anything about what good taste in art means. I’ve stopped even saying “this is good” when I’m at galleries with her. It’s so subjective. Glad you like it!

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Hi, I’m Tom. I’m from the united States. I am just beginning to learn Clojure for fun. I program for embedded primarily. I am a coffee drinker.


I think this may be a tautology :wink:

Hi All!

My name is Michal. I live in Bratislava, Slovakia. I’ve been programming professionally since 2005. I’ve spent years with various programming languages (notably C, Java and Javascript) and in various roles (developer, ops, architect, team lead). Couple years ago I’ve decided to switch my career to management. I am currently leading software development in top sport betting company in Slovakia.

Clojure caught my eye two years ago. Despite I am not a Clojure professional yet, I’ve found the joy of programming again. It was a difficult task for me, I feel like a beginner again, but I’ve realized how much I missed that feeling. :wink: After studying the documentation and writing a few toy programs, I’ve been searching for some real-world project, I can develop in Clojure. I’ve created clj-salt-api as my first Clojure project.

I am impressed by how can we design and solve same problem with Clojure in different way. For me this the purpose for learning new programming language. Not to solve the problem same way with a different syntax, but to think how can we build software that is more efficient, simpler to develop, to maintain and to understand (for everyone including beginners).

And not to forget, I am also a coffee drinker :wink:


Well said. A big part of development programming for me has always been the pleasure of learning, but over the years that impulse has increasingly been directed of necessity towards technologies (frameworks, apis, platforms, build systems etc). This can be interesting up to a point, but often it feels like wheel-spinning compared to engaging with the more fundamental matters of how to structure and think about solving problems computationally. I’ve found starting to learn Clojure really refreshing, or as you put it:

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:wave: Hello! My name is Ykä. I live in Helsinki, Finland. I found Clojure around 2014, after some 10 years of professional software development, mainly with Java.

Starting out with Clojure felt like coming back home because I had studied SICP and Scheme in the university and already liked Scheme back then. Scheme never felt practical because of poor support in contemporary operating systems. Clojure, however, was always both a great language and practical because of JVM interop.

During the last year or so, I have worked at Tomorrow Tech where we have built a digital trading platform for the residential real estate market mainly on Clojure. I’ve also been helping out organising the Helsinki Clojure Meetup.

Besides working in software development, I enjoy climbing, early music and spending time with my family (two kids). I’m ykarikos on Twitter.


Howdy! I’m a (mostly) .NET F# programmer by way of C, Visual Basic, PHP, Ruby, and C#. I’ve really liked tinkering with LISPs here and there and been interested in Clojure for years, though I’ve been so involved with the F# community for the last decade that I’ve not had time to explore it. I’m currently freelancing and thinking of finally picking up Clojure and cljs for a project.

As to beverages, I am not too picky. I like coffee, espresso, and tea and tend to drink whatever is the appropriate drink for the region I’m visiting (or mood I’m in). I’ve most recently been enjoying coffee in the morning and Rooibos tea in the evenings.


Hello all
My name is Gabriela,
I am a brazilian software engineer currently working at Nubank,
a digital bank that uses clojure through all it’s infrastructure.

I’m growing more in love with clojure every day and am happy to be part of a community.


Hello there!

My name is Marlus, I’m a brazilian Designer and Creative Developer.

I started my programmer life with Flash Actionscript, and then, as I mostly work with webdesign, computer graphics and interactive installations. Become confortable working with many languages and frameworks… HTML5, Arduino, Processing and TouchDesigner.

Few months ago I did a course about Functional JS, and that changed my life. I’m in love with functional programming, decided to start learning Clojure to be a better programmer. Always been curious about LISP syntax… And great fan of Karsten Schmidt (Toxilibs and

As a great fan of visual programming, found here a discussion about luna language and I’m very glad that there are many people here interest in this subject.

I want to start small projects with reagent and re-frame. I was taking a look at Elm, but when I found re-frame, it was a big motivation to learn Clojure instead. Just started watching some courses and reading CLOJURE for the BRAVE and TRUE, while having some cooffee :wink:


my name is Vincenzo and I am from Italy.
I worked as a programmer, using many languages, for over 40 years. Now I’m retired and can dedicate some time to learn better the one I loved most, clojure.
I’m playing with clojure since many years, but never had a chance to use it for serious stuff.
I love 3d printing too, and I plan to start an open-source project for something along the lines of OpenScad, a tool for making 3d models programming as opposite to the usual click and drag way most modeling tools offer. My tool will be programmable in clojure, of course.

I’m glad I found this community. See you around.


Great to see a fellow Malaysian here! Do you still use Clojure?

Hi… im from Philippines!
i’m new to clojure… i have no background using it.
im not sure why im hook on this language and wanted to learn it…
i read couple of books now… im reading about lisp as of this moment, also watch some videos already.
Clojure is not popular here in my country… im afraid no one is using it here… but i really wanted to explore… hope you could help me reaching my goal to be a clojure developer/ programmer :slight_smile: and spread it here in my country


Welcome! Regarding OpenScad and 3D printing, you might want to look at this: and this:

Hi, thanks for the links. I already had a chance to work with scad-clj, and I liked it. I would like to put up something that allowed to program 3d model the way you would do it with scad-clj, but not relaying on OpenScad end any external clj IDE’s.
I’m thinking to a simple IDE (something like nightcode) that also visualizes the produced 3d model (and lets you move the camera with mouse driven pan/rotate/zoom) and save STL files. I’m not aware of the existance of a tool like that, so I’m working to build it myself.

That sounds like a great thing! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


as for 3d models with Clojure you can check out Clément’s talk at re:Clojure :wink:

Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:, terrible audio but nice presentation !

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Hi everyone! My name is Tim.

I’m in the United States. I’m originally from northern Nevada, but now living in California.

I’m not using Clojure professionally yet, but have been learning it in my spare time working on hobby and side-projects for a while now, and would love to transition to working in it full time.

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