Introduce yourself!



I think not. I still find it here:


you’re right, I got confused.


Mystery solved, apparently our corporate network somehow blocks the!


Maybe they are afraid you will learn too much, too cheaply?


more like produce too much in too little time :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


I’m Simon and I work on a big Clojure/ClojureScript project in the Danish public sector. This is my day job. I consider myself quite lucky that I get to write Clojure all day and get paid for it.

I also work on, which is a Chinese dictionary (and soon-to-be grammar tool) - also written in Clojure/ClojureScript. This is my passion project, so I experiment a lot and try to stay updated on new technology. I’ve been working on and off on it for about a year, but it’s not quite done yet.


Hello, everybody
I’m not a software developer (and I’ve never been), but all my computer journey, so to say, started from Basic/Assembler/Turbo Pascal. Currently I’m working as system administrator, automating things with PowerShell, but want to learn something real. Tried Scala, but was not excited, so my friend suggested Clojure and my wow-switch got triggered. I’ve been preparing my brain for it with Rich Hickey’s talks for a while, and now it goes pretty slowly, but I’m remaining quite resolute.


Hi @SyBorg,
You don’t need to be a software developer -with pedigree/diploma, and everything. There’s quite many talented people out there with the skills and abilities, and importantly with the resolution (just like you) to learn and develop themselves. See for instance Alvaro Videla’spowerful story

Good luck with your learning journey,


Hi All,

I’m Jon Pither and I work for on various projects using Clojure. Lovely to join and meet you all! Currently thinking about the successor to our XT16 conference, XT20 in 2020! (XT16 was here:

Love to chat about all things, random or otherwise,




Hi everyone, I’m Michael. I’m an Australian living in Tokyo. I’m a hobbyist programmer; Ruby was my first love but I’ve recently discovered Clojure and have been enjoying it immensely.

My two kids require a lot of attention so I tend to code on my phone, using the iOS app Blink to connect to a Raspberry Pi running my development environment.

Happy to meet you all!


Welcome! :slight_smile:

I did something along those lines a couple of years back, but with an Android tablet. I really enjoyed the mobile experience, but I eventually had to abandon the workflow because I could not use an external screen (or a USB-connected keyboard). Is that something you have experience with?


I’ve thought about going ‘full mobile’ and using something like an iPad for when I want more screen real estate but, at the moment, if I do want a larger screen, that’s when I bust out the laptop.


Hi all!

I’m Kirill, from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I’ve been working in IT for 7 years, mostly as a developer. Started my journey from procedural PHP, continued with OO C# and little bit of Java and finally found myself learning functional programming in JavaScript as frontend developer. :slight_smile:

JS re-opened programming for me and functional programming seem to become my new passion in life. I was inspired by some talks by Rich Hickey, like “Value of values” and “Simple made easy” and he opened world of Clojure for me. So I’m learning it now, trying to implement some simple things and hope to find some like-minded people in this community.

Also hope to get full-time Clojure job eventually, but I’m happy to learn this language as a hobby for now.


Hello, everyone!

It’s only polite that I introduce myself.

My name is Teodor, and I live in Oslo, Norway. Professionally, I’ve worked with structural engineering and software. I took initiative to use Elm at Oslo Code Club, and I have a website where I release my thoughts when they start clogging up my head.

Here’s a video of the bridge I’m working on now (in Norwegian):

Nice to meet you all!



Hello awesome Clojure people :slight_smile:
I’m Amer from Egypt, I’ve lived all my programming life, mutating states, in algorithmic competitions playing around with data structures and optimization tasks.
Till I’ve joined a good ‘AI’ company which totally changed my mind about states manipulation, they are using Clojure and Datomic as their main stack, and others indeed.
Since then I’ve been so mad at the power of Clojure and Lisp in general, I’m so fascinated about using ‘read-string’, ‘eval’, and indeed macros. I wish that one day I could use and benefit from all my algorithmic background, in Clojure.
I love the community so much, Rich Hecky and his talks in particular.


“your journey towards Clojure”
scheme -> js/python -> java -> scheme -> clojure

“the things you’re working on”
parsing infix expressions, polynomial expansion

“where you’re from or where you live”

“you elsewhere on the web (home page, Twitter or Github account)”

“how people can support you”
do you know any gigs?

“any particular hobbies or interests”
solid geometry, Buckminster Fuller, fluid mechanics, pharmaceutical/medical device,

“anything else you like to share”
I am a medical doctor, but I don’t have a license


I thought I’d already introduced myself here but it seems not in this thread (was there another “introductions” thread?).

I’m Sean Corfield / seancorfield pretty much everywhere on the web and I’ve been programming almost all my long life – since my dad bought me a programmable calculator around 1977 :slight_smile:

My journey to Clojure has been a long and wandering one. I first encountered Lisp at university in the early 80’s, as well as APL, ML, SASL, Miranda… My first job was writing COBOL and assembler, then C, then C++ (for almost a decade), then Java (starting in 1997). I was working at Macromedia when they acquired Allaire so I did a lot of ColdFusion programming during the 00’s, then Groovy, then Scala. And it was the option of once again doing FP after so many years of OOP that made Clojure catch my eye back in 2010.

By that point, I was working for an online dating company – World Singles Networks – and I introduced Clojure there in 2011 (1.3 Alpha 7 or 8 was the first version we went to production with). I’m still there, still working with Clojure day-in, day-out, on our online dating platform, which now has about 89,000 lines of Clojure.

I also maintain a bunch of open source libraries, including, clojure.core.cache, clojure.core.memoize,, honeysql, clj-time. My “hammock” time right now is focused on next.jdbc – the next generation of I’ve been a passionate advocate of open source since the early 90’s.

I love helping people online as they learn Clojure so you’ll find me very active on the Clojurians Slack and the Clojurians Zulip (I’m also one of the Admins for the former).

I was born and raised in Northern Ireland. My family moved back to Southern England at the end of the 60’s, because of “The Troubles”, where I lived until I emigrated to California in 1999. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (and detest Silicon Valley culture!) – and I’ve been a U.S. citizen since 2005.

When I’m not programming, I’m probably at a cat show. For years, my partner, Jay, and I bred and showed Bengal cats – and Jay is a cat show judge and travels all over the world. Sometimes, I get to go too, so I’ve been to Australia, Japan, Holland, France, and back to England, all for cat shows! :cat:


We used to do monthly introduction threads, but in the end decided to just keep it all in one thread. I’ll have a look if I can merge the other ones into this one.

Update: I’ve merged the threads from November and December 2017 into this one.


Kind of interesting to read my self-intro from November 2017, compared to now…

We’re on Clojure 1.10 in production now (after being on all the alpha/beta builds in production during that cycle).

So we’ve added about 25K lines in 15 months!

We switched our tooling completely to CLI / deps.edn in 2018, and I switched from ProtoREPL to Chlorine recently – I love that it works with a bare Socket REPL!


I’m Blake, I’m originally from Arizona and I now live in the desert near Los Angeles. I’ve been a big fan of Clojure since 1.0.

I now use it professionally at IRIS.TV where it powers all our distributed data processing atop Kafka, Spark & Cassandra, microservices in kubernetes, and an internal ClojureScript app for our staff.

I am fond of both tea and coffee. I’m also into cycling, playing music, and nutrition.