Christophe Grand, Clojure Contributor and Expert

Christophe Grand

Biography: Christophe Grand

Christophe Grand is an independent software engineer and consultant who has been spoiled by early exposure to functional programming.

His encounter with Clojure was love at first sight: sane state management, metaprogrammability and easy interop with Java, what is not to love?

Christophe is a contributor to Clojure itself and has also authored the massively popular Enlive library as well as the micro webframework Moustache.

Christophe worked for many companies in automotive, industrial and energy sector. He successfully used Clojure for exploratory programming of legacy systems and integration with those systems.

In addition Christophe after having been technical reviewer of noth Practical Clojure and of The Joy Of Clojure, is now writing Clojure Programming to be published by O'Reilly.

Presentation: "Clojure Programming with Christophe Grand"

Track: Programming with the Stars / Time: Thursday 16:50 - 17:50 / Location: Room 204/205

Pair up with Christophe, as he dives into programming "the Clojure way". Or just lean back and watch the programming unfold on the stage.

Presentation: "UserGroup-Meeting: Clojure stars and you"

Time: Thursday 19:15 - 20:15 / Location: Room 202/203

This is a (micro) conference in a conference :) We have a couple of mini talks, open discussion and a hacker-session.

Participants: Christophe Grand, Lau Jensen, Stefan Tilkov, Stefan Richter,... and YOU.


  • Talks about DSLs & macros, persistent data structures, convincing your boss/customer to use Clojure, using Clojure in real-life projects.
  • Open hacker-session: show, discuss, improve your Clojure.
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Presentation: "Intro to the Clojure Spirit"

Track: Clojure / Time: Friday 10:35 - 11:35 / Location: Room 104/105

Clojure is simple, really. However it is different. Getting Clojure requires more than knowing the syntax and the core ops: it requires taking a deep breath, a step back (to see the bigger pîcture) and letting go of your OO/Algol/imperative reflexes. In this talk I'll cover the core principles of Clojure, what makes its essence. It's an introduction to the Clojure Spirit.