The Minnesota Clojure Users Group
We meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Software for Good.
April 8th, 2015
We're trying something new this month. We'll be having an 'office hours' style meeting as Factual describes here. Everyone will get a nametag and put their name on the board as a teacher, student, or both. Whether you want to come teach someone about the new library you just discovered or you need help completing your first 4Clojure problem, there should be plenty of people to chat with!
March 11th, 2015
Brian Maddy will go over some of the basic concurrency tools in Clojure
February 11th, 2015
Jason Saxon: L-systems, Turtle graphics, and Quil
December 10th, 2014
November 12th, 2014
Steven Kallstrom will show how to build a card game in Clojure. He'll cover basic leiningen, managing state with refs/atoms, manipulating collections, sets, combinatorics, and I/O.
October 8th, 2014
Greg Allen: Using Clojure to get started with Data Mining in the Kaggle 'Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster' competition
September 10th, 2014
Be sure to bring a laptop when you come. We'll go over Clojure's composite data types (vectors, lists, maps, sets), help people get up and running, and apply some of the things we learn.
August 13th, 2014
Steven Kallstrom: Instaparse
July 9th, 2014
Professor Machkasova and some of her students (Henry Fellows, Aaron Lemmon, and Emma Sax) are coming down from the University of Minnesota, Morris. They will be showing LightTable settings and testing with the expectations library (including automated testing with autoexpect).
After that we'll have a discussion about the first few sections in SICP
June 11th, 2014
Michael Nygard: Simulation testing
May 7th, 2014
Be sure to bring a laptop when you come. In preparation for Minneapolis' ClojureBridge, we'll go through as much of the ClojureBridge curriculum as we can. If you can get the installation section done before you come, you'll be able to get much further. If not, we'll be happy to help.
March 5th, 2014
Be sure to bring a laptop when you come. We'll go over some basic Clojure functions, help people get up and running, and apply some of the things we learn. We'll cover differnt topics than last time. This month:
- Greg Allen talking about Java interop
- Tom Marble showing how to build web applications in Clojure
February 5th, 2014
Special Event at DevJam Studios
Note the different time and place.
Instead of our normal meeting, the DevJam guys have invited us to attend a talk by Michael Nygard. He will be giving a talk titled "Immutable Values: Benefits of Value-Based Programming." We're encouraging everyone to attend that instead.
- When: 5:30pm on February 5th
- Where: DevJam Studios
- Please register here: Immutable Values: Benefits of Value-Based Programming
December 4th, 2013
November 6th, 2013
Be sure to bring a laptop when you come. We'll go over some basic Clojure functions, help people get up and running, and apply some of the things we learn.
October 2nd, 2013
Danny Gratzer: a talk about Haskell
Aaron Babcock: Clojure on AppEngine
September 4th, 2013
August 7th, 2013
Dan Callahan showed us some quick tips for better website security
July 3rd, 2013
June 5th, 2013
Professor Machkasova from the University of Minnesota Morris presented the work she and Stephen Adams have been doing to transition the university's introductory computer science class from Racket to Clojure.
May 1st, 2013
Greg Allen taught us about testing in Clojure, Andrew Luetgers showed us his mr-hiccup project he's been working on, Tom Marble gave us an update on Nongrata, and Brian Maddy gave a quick preview of the schelling visualization app he's working on.
April 3rd, 2013
March 6th, 2013
February 6th, 2013
Benjamin Ebby showed us some of the ZeroMQ stuff he's been playing with recently and Daniel showed us the features of a ray-tracer he wrote in Clojure.
December 5th, 2012
Greg Allen showed us a distance measuring project he's been working on, then we had various lightening talks.
November 7th, 2012
October 3rd, 2012
Hack Fest - We went through the Datomic tutorial
September 5th, 2012
August 1st, 2012
June 6th, 2012
Nick Bauman presented his ClojureScript work on the Nongrata project. We then held lightning talks with Dan Callahan discussing Persona, Tom Marble demoing his Raspberry Pi serving the Nongrata website, and Brian Maddy talking about core.logic.
May 2nd, 2012
April 4th, 2012
February 1st, 2012
December 7th, 2011
November 2nd, 2011
October 5th, 2011
September 7th, 2011
August 10th, 2011
July 13th, 2011
We discussed Clojure/conj 2011, compared the JVM to the CLR, and surveyed the NoSQL landscape.