Fork me on GitHub

@clojuregeek I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m pretty sure the Jira issue you included in your presentation last night (RE eastwood finding misplaced docstrings) was mine. 😜


oh haha you should have said that ... should run eastwood to see if it found anything else missing.. i'm sure not .. but .. just to see


a few years ago i helped with a patch to add a few more functions to string library and it was reviewed and got to Rich who said ... "Add doc strings" ... gee i felt stupid 🙂


@clojuregeek I checked all of core before I wrote that patch. I didn’t do it in a super clever way, but I traversed all of the loaded Clojure files, read them in as s-exps, and looked for def-type forms that had strings in the first body position. Homoiconicity helps again!


Heh, there’s much worse feedback to receive 🙂


clojure is so awesome


Some of us last night were talking about how great it would be if we, as a group, could get a seriously useful Clojure project going. To give back to the community, and put the Austin Clojure community on the map a bit more.


We were playing with the idea of a batteries-included Clojure / (maybe?) Datomic PaaS, but that’s pretty ambitious.


I keep toying with the idea of a package repository hosted on IPFS, but I haven’t really considered this enough to be confident that it’s a good idea.


It just seems odd to me that we constantly fetch packages from centralized authorities (who must have massive hosting bills!) when we could use distributed technologies and get massive locality boosts. I mean, who is super likely to be using the same JARs you are? Your coworkers. If you could download JARs from the machines of people sitting next to you (a la IPFS), that would be fantastic.


Clearly I’m not the first person to think of this: But it would be neat to have Clojure be the first language with solid support for this.


cool, I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time (group project)


like .. they have authored quite a few ruby libs that are popular


for awhile i had a site up.. but then took it down when nobody helped me with it and i stopped clojure (😭) for awhile


but the domain expired... but i got it back 🙂


Nice! We should all be on the lookout for gaps in our Clojure dev workflows that represent a good opportunity to build a useful tool / library.


Seattle.rb had (has?) Aaron Patterson—unfair advantage! 😛


Seattle Ruby Brigade (not sure if they still do) met every week. I would like to do something like that, maybe not in person every time but meet online and work on group projects




One thing I’m lacking in my day-to-day Clojuring is a good job service (like Resque or Sidekiq). I’m curious what others are using.


Hmm.. haven't had to need that yet. I think i've seen Quartz used before ??


@clojuregeek Thanks. Maybe I should be looking at Quartzite ( more seriously.


yeah thats it!


we've attempted a few group projects in the past .. groops and i got a few people to help me with updates to ClojureBridge material


@clojuregeek Ah, right! I forgot to mention I’m very interested in helping out with ClojureBridge. I taught some RailsGirls sessions in Dallas and it was really a great experience. I’m happy to volunteer time for the cause.


Cool.. i think the next workshop will be for anyone (male or female), if you are still interested in that .... i think for Austin, we aren't really having a diversity problem for Clojure, we just need more people 🙂 .. it will of course be friendly to women and I'll promote it to my Women Who Code groups so I hope to have a mix


@clojuregeek Sure, willing to contribute to that as well. 🙂


Austin startups definitely have a diversity problem—a group of us at Capital Factory are working to characterize this right now—but if that’s not reflected in the Clojure community, that’s great.


Or maybe the sample size is too small to know… 😕


We've done 2 clojure bridge workshops in austin, one was 14 ladies and one was 4


And i did the same material (as the second) for anyone and we had 24 (1 lady, who came again to the clojurebridge workshop)


i did the second clojurebridge and the workshop for anyone 1-2 month before the Conj came to Austin, and Lynn said of all the conferences she has done, Austin had the most people using the local discount code (which she also gave to houston folks)


we had 22 ppl use the code