Ok, been lurking here on and off for a while
Hi, I’m Rick.
your journey towards Clojure
I’ve been programming since I was a kid with an Apple II+ (that was a very old computer, it was new at the time). So professionally for around 30 years. Almost exclusively on the backend of web things. I started working with clojure about 5 years ago when I joined Chartbeat (www.chartbeat.com). They had just adopted it and I had done a little bit of lisp in college so I wasn’t afraid… and it turns out that I found it refreshing after 25 years of OO.
the things you’re working on
We do a lot of stream processing “big data”. As the head of data engineering, I do a lot of plumbing. Kafka to HBase or wherever with clojure in the middle. I have a couple of open source libraries out there that are probably uninteresting to anybody else.
where you’re from or where you live
I live in New York City and I’m from around here, but I went to school in Boulder, Colorado and lived there for a while.
you elsewhere on the web (home page, Twitter or Github account)
I’m rmangi everywhere, the benefit of having a strange name.
how people can support you
Keep writing great software, sharing your ideas and being kind to others.
If you want to give me money for some reason, you should buy my wife’s art. www.sarah-olson.com
any particular hobbies or interests
I have 3 amazing daughters and a fantastically talented wife. Other than that, I like to play D&D and watch soccer (football to everybody else)
anything else you like to share
Every little thing, is gonna be alright.