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Issue 132 - July 13, 2015
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LispCast: How did you get into Clojure?
Maria Neise: I've always been interested in different programming languages and made my first contact with functional programming and Lisp through Emacs. About a year ago, we started to have Clojure meet-ups in Auckland where I started to learn Clojure by solving Clojure koans. Then, in the beginning of 2015, my company decided to switch to Clojure, which allowed me to learn and write Clojure and ClojureScript full time.
LC: Can you describe the project you're doing for GSoC?
LC: What are the main challenges?
LC: How has the progress been? Where do you think you'll be at the end of the project?
LC: What do you like most about ClojureScript?
MN: To be honest, I really like the ClojureScript community and the innovation that goes with it. There are so many people working on great projects and everyone seems to be really excited about where ClojureScript is headed. That's very contagious :)
LC: If Clojure were a superhero, what would its superpower be?
MN: Mh, maybe time travel? Well, it's at least a superpower that Datomic and Om have :)
LC: If people want to follow the project, where should they go?
MN: I've been trying to publish a post each week about the project on http://mneise.github.io . So that would be a good place to have a look.
LC: And if someone wanted to follow you online, where could they find you?
MN: I am on Twitter ( @mayaneise ) and GitHub ( mneise ). And you can also find me on the Clojure Slack community as "maria" if someone wants to chat.
Thank you for interviewing me, it has been fun! I've always enjoyed reading the interviews you've done and it's exciting to be featured in one myself :)
LC: Thanks for the great interview.