Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

Clojure in 10 Big Ideas

Sunday - Nov 10 4:00 PM - Ballroom 1/2

Stuart Halloway

Stuart Halloway

President of Cognitect

The key to understanding Clojure is ideas, not language constructs.
In this talk, we will approach Clojure via 10 Big Ideas.

Each of these ideas is valuable and useful a la carte, not necessarily
only in a Clojure together. Taken together, they beging to fill in the
picture of why Clojure is changing the way many programmers think
about software development.

  • edn
  • Persistent Data Structures
  • Atomic Success Model
  • Seqs
  • Protocols
  • ClojureScript
  • Reducers
  • core.logic
  • Datalog
  • core.async

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About Stuart Halloway

Stuart Halloway is a founder and President of Cognitect, Inc. ( He is a Clojure committer, and a developer of the Datomic database.

Stuart has spoken at a variety of industry events, including StrangeLoop, Clojure/conj, EuroClojure, ClojureWest, SpeakerConf, QCon, GOTO, OSCON, RailsConf, RubyConf, JavaOne, and NFJS.

Stuart has written a number of books and technical articles. Of these, he is most proud of Programming Clojure.

Learn more about Stu's presentations on his wiki.