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#182

Hi I’m Jonathan,

I’m from Pennsylvania; I moved around a few times but ended up back in old stomping grounds looking to help my home town improve. I’ve been a fan of clojure for a long time, been to a few conj’s but typically keep a low profile.

I work at USPS, I’ve used clojure on some backend items at work, the org is very java centric so I squeezed clojure in where I could: load testing, UI testing, data processing etc.

I’m fond of coffee, pizza (thanks the pizza book!! aq, mrb!). I spend time with guitar and ukelele, exercising, and international adoption of special needs children (this one is very important to me).

I’d like to thank the community, and everyone involved in clojure (and its ecosystem) in providing something so great. I am sure it can feel tiring and thankless work at times, but you must know it does provide deep, very real impact to peoples lives.

Hope to see everyone around!

Jon

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#183

My name is Théophile, but you can call me Theo :wink:

I’m from the French Alps, now living in Paris but trying to do Tech Nomadism as much as possible :sunny:

I discovered Clojure at a JS conference in 2014 — David Nolen was the speaker and I knew straight away this language was going to be my future :star_struck:

However I had to wait until July 2016 when I started Booctin to work full-time with full-stack Clojure — finally :muscle:

In 2018 I started building Multis (Cryptobank for companies) and this time I went with full-stack ClojureScript: a static webapp powered by re-frame hitting Firebase Firestore and Cloud Functions written in cljs. If you’re curious I wrote a post about this stack (spoiler: shadow-cljs is bliss) :nerd_face:

Last year I waited for EuroClojure to happen but it didn’t… So I’m really looking forward to attending Heart of Clojure this year to finally connect with the Clojure community again :hugs:

Apart from that, well, four cups of coffee per day :coffee:

À bientôt !

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#184

Hello

My name is Mogens. I live in Denmark. I am a mathematician, but work day to day as Test Lead.
I just love everything about Clojure :slight_smile:

I am the author of:

Mogens

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#185

Hello Mogens! Nice to see you here. I’ve stumbled upon your project, and it’s quite fascinating.

It would be interesting to hear what plans you have for the project. Getting started with Clojure is currently hard, and Racket approaches that challenge by providing a ready-made editor.

#186

Hi Teodor

Thank you very much. It is a touch question. In Emacs, you extend the editor using elisp and then write clojure to interact with a clojure repl, which is somewhere outside Emacs. My goal is to have an editor, you can extend using Clojure (and all existing java libraries) where you interact directly with the application you are creating, not “intergrating”, but “interacting”. This works today. I use it everyday at home and at work. I evaluate code on the fly to modify the editor depending on, what I am working on. So, my focus ongoing, is to make it easier for others to understand and use the editor and to make it more userfriendly. That is very difficult in practice! And it is even more difficult to make it beginner friendly without sacrificing some power, but I do have that in mind.

Nice to see you too.

/Mogens

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#187

Hello,

My name is Jona Ekenberg, and I use clojure to create an online dueling card game - using Arcadia (clojure in unity). :slight_smile: If this sounds interesting to you I post updates from time to time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Saikyun

I like to improve development environments, and actively try to find new ways to improve my workflow.
This search for improvement spills over into other areas of my life, such as when during a day to spend energy, beating people in fighting games and coffee brewing. :smiley:

I have a son and wife and we live outside a small town in Sweden. I hope to be able to work from our home in the future.

Nice to meet you all. :smiley:

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#188

Hi, my name is Tyler, I’m from New York but have lived in Connecticut for the last 5 years or so.

I’m just getting started with Clojure and Lisps after working through some Scheme but I find it a lot of fun to work with. I’m planning on using it for some hobby projects soon. For my job I’m a developer with C#/JavaScript/SQL. I’m also learning F# and trying to get better acquainted with the functional approach to programming. I started programming with QBasic and C and I’ve dabbled with a number of languages.

For me it’s coffee and tea and a lot of seltzer lately.

You can find me on the web at my website, www.tylerrhodes.net, on Twitter @itcheeze, and at Github:https://github.com/tylerlrhodes

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#189

Hello, Tyler! I poked around in your website. Cool to hear that you’re reading Taleb and about the OODA loop!

#190

Hi Teodor!

Yeah I’m looking forward to reading about Boyd and the OODA. I forget what I read that said it was a great book.

You’ve got some good resources on your site, I’ll have to go back your essays it looks like you have some good stuff.

Thanks for saying hello

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#191

Hey, Tyler! Your blog post on Netflix and Twitter habit is inspirational, kudos!

#192

Hi All,

i’m Dario. I’m from Italy but I live currenlty in France, Nancy.

I’m working as dev in the Linux opensource world/ecosystem and use various languages in legacy systems… I’m around also as opensource dev, and Clojure is one of my favorite langague.

A part of technical projects, I like to read great books from Philosophy, science and computer science, anything that make me thinking :smile:

My first programming language was the German language :smile:, since I lived there some time.

( I’m also a fun on N Taleb)

You can find me in GitHub: https://github.com/MalloZup or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarioMaiocchi

or at the next European Clojure conf (Clojure Hearth) which I have booked as relaxed listener :sunny: :sun_with_face:

When I’m not coding, I’m reading or outside with dogs :dog:

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