seancorfield pretty much everywhere and I’m really Sean Corfield I’m a former Brit, now American, and live in the San Francisco Bay Area (in the East Bay, for folks familiar with the local geography).
I first encountered Clojure back in 2010, as part of my goal to “learn a new language every year”. Amit Rathore (“Clojure in Action”) was running a Saturday introductory workshop and I figure it was worth a few hundred dollars to learn from a master. I was totally hooked immediately!
I managed to sneak it into work for a small project and we went to production on Clojure 1.3 Alpha 7 or 8 in 2011. We’re currently on 1.9 Beta 4 in production (for most stuff, we just deployed RC 1 for a couple of our apps today). It became our primary language for all server-side work a year or two ago, and we now have about 50,000 lines of production Clojure and 15,000 lines of Clojure tests. “We” are an Internet dating platform – over 100 dating sites in over a dozen languages.
I ran the San Francisco Clojure Meetup for a few years. I co-founded ClojureBridge. I’m part of the “admin” team on the Clojurians Slack. I maintain a number of popular Clojure libraries (including
congomongo). I use Boot and Atom/ProtoREPL for all my work (and I’ve published a few Boot tasks, including
boot-kotlinc – hey, I’m learning Kotlin, so of course I want a Boot task to compile and run my Kotlin code!).
I drink coffee (yes, the Brit drinks coffee and his American partner drinks tea – it causes a lot of confusion, both here and in England, when we visit!). I’m also rather partial to beer (real beer, not the mass-produced stuff) and red wine. Currently enjoying a seasonal Pumpkin Ale from a local brewpub!
I love the Clojure community – and I love helping folks learn the joys of Clojure!