PurelyFunctional.tv Newsletter 256: Jobs, SYNC, Patterns

Issue 256 - December 18, 2017

Hi Clojurers,

We're really close to the New Year and I'm getting excited. I've got so many opportunities to grow PurelyFunctional.tv and Clojure SYNC. I'm so happy to have you along for the adventure.

By the way, I'm experimenting with the visual design of this newsletter. What do you think?

Please enjoy the issue.

Rock on!

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Clojure SYNC advice

I made two videos about coming to Clojure SYNC. One is about planning to come early for Mardi Gras. The other is about reasons your company may want to send you to Clojure SYNC.

Remember, the hotel discount ends December 21. After that, you're on your own. The price will go up and the rooms will sell out! I've also added some low-cost hostel options that are within walking distance.

Buy tickets today! And don't forget that there is no Clojure/West in 2018. Don't miss this awesome conference.

Software Developer job at Democracy Works

My former employer is looking for a programmer. They're very good with remote (I worked remotely). They have a great remote culture and great benefits. They also full stack Clojure(Script) (on Docker) and Datomic. Do apply and tell them I sent you! They're a great bunch doing good work to help people vote.

I also hear that Apple will be hiring Clojure programmers in California and Austin, TX.

Linked Book

This book is from 2002, when people were still wondering about this new, networked world we were entering. It traces the development of modern network theory and how it applies to many things in nature and in the artificial world. I especially liked the idea of "scale free networks" that shows why winner-takes-all is a common pattern on the internet. A pretty interesting read from 15 years on.

Common Patterns in Re-frame

I've been writing about common patterns in Re-frame. So far:


An example Re-frame app.

Clojure eXchange 2017 Talks

The talks are online, now. I haven't watched them yet. But I'm excited.

The Mother of all Demos---Interactive Version

I hear Bret Victor worked on this.

Currently Recording: Understanding Re-frame

There are two new lessons in this comprehensive tour of Re-frame: