Next week, on Jan. 28th, we will meet Alan Dipert for a talk about Common Lisp for Clojurians!
Probably, many of you know Alan from projects such as Hoplon and Boot. Recently, Alan has been involved in the R Shiny project, making it extensible with React.js, and has also been working on JACL – a Common Lisp compiler for the browser, that brings up some refreshing options for web development.
In this public meeting, Alan will present Common Lisp for the Clojure audience. JACL and web development will probably be mentioned, but will not be the main focus.
If you have any friends who are Common Lisp people, you may invite them too, but the presentation will be geared specifically to the Clojure crowd.
Here is the talk’s abstract:
Common Lisp for the Curious Clojurian
“If I had to be stranded with something other than Clojure, I’d be
happiest with a good Common Lisp and its source code.” - Rich
Hickey, 2011 
Common Lisp (CL) and Clojure are both dialects of Lisp. Rich Hickey,
the creator of Clojure, learned CL and used it professionally before
What can Clojure do that CL can’t, and vice versa? Why would anyone
use CL today, when both Clojure and ClojureScript exist?
In this talk, I will try to answer these questions and more, from the
perspective of a long-time Clojurian with a growing passion for CL.