Clojure

ClojureBridge London 2019

Dates: May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Location: London, United Kingdom
Link: https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/471

ClojureBridge London is a fun, free and friendly workshop to support women(trans/cis) and non-binary people into software development. The workshop is suitable for people just starting to code, or people on their first language who are Clojure curious.

Event overview

Friday evening we have members of the community sharing their development experiences and demonstrating what you can do with Clojure. We also help you install Clojure development tools (optional).

Saturday we coach you through a day of small practical exercises, building responsive websites or creating simple games. We aim for 1-2-1 coaching so we can support you each step of the way.

Requirements

Each participant requires their own laptop with either MacOSX, Linux or Windows operating system. We help you set up your laptop for Clojure during the Friday evening (optional if you are just starting to code).

Why learn Clojure?

Clojure is a small language with a simple design that can be used to build apps for the web, mobile apps, and even desktop apps. Clojure is a great choice for those new to programming, or existing developers who want to learn about functional programming and use it in the software industry.

Clojure has a huge amount of libraries available to help you build a wide range of apps really quickly. You can use all the libraries from its host platforms, JavaScript/Node.js, Java or Microsoft .Net, too.

For more information, please take a look at the ClojureBridge London website

Our Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsor Functional Works for providing the venue and all the food and refreshments for the event. We will aim to have 50% vegetarian food and around 10% of that will be vegan. We can always increase this based on you feedback.

Functional Works are breaking down the barriers of hiring the right software engineers and providing a platform for managing the whole process (written in ClojureScript).

Functional Works

Who is involved

The event is free of charge and run by unpaid volunteers from the Clojure community. While the workshop is primarily for trans/cis women & non-binary attendees, our coaches and organisers are members of the local Clojure community of any gender or none. Everyone agrees to abide by the Bridge Foundry Code of Conduct. If anyone is interested in volunteering as a coach, take a look at the workshop content and if you understand the basic Clojure we cover then you can coach. Coach training is provided around a week before the event

Volunteer Details

Be sure to work through the exercises in the ClojureBridge London workshop before the coach training event.

If you are interested in coaching students with some coding experience, also take a look at the projects in the workshop and have one of the recommended editors/IDE’s installed.

Student Details

All students need to bring their own laptop and power adaptor

If you want to build websites or games, then you will need to install development tools for Clojure. We can help with this on the Friday evening (or Saturday if required). Instructions are on our website https://clojurebridgelondon.github.io/workshop/development-tools/

Thank you
London Clojurians
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