London Clojurians Talk: A Tale of Lisp (by Renzo Borgatti)

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The London Clojurians are happy to present:

Title: A Tale of Lisp
Speaker: Renzo Borgatti
Time: 2022-06-07T17:30:00Z
Local time: 18:30 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in London, United Kingdom - (click here for local time)
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Renzo Borgatti ( will be presenting: “A Tale of Lisp”

Lisp is one of the oldest languages and it has a long and fascinating
story. It went from being popular and well funded to a period of
relative abandonment. In more modern times we’ve seen a resurgence of
functional languages, including the return of Lisp to the mainstream
with Clojure. Surely this must be the time that functional takes over?
In this talk we are going to learn from the past remembering the
fascinating history of Lisp, drawing conclusions about the present and
ultimately ask ourselves what makes a language popular.

Renzo Borgatti (@reborg) is Principal Developer at, a Clojure
consultancy based in the UK. He has been programming professionally
for over 20 years. He’s a supporter of the general programming
community, conference and meetups organizer, speaker and author of the
Clojure Essential Reference book.

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