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Presentation: "Writing Datomic in Clojure"

Track: Real life Clojure / Time: Wednesday 10:35 - 11:30 / Location: Room 203 / 204

What happens when a language designer finally gets to use their language to write a production application that's not the language itself? Find out in this real-world experience report of the development of the Datomic database system in Clojure. One secret tip - the way to avoid Greenspun's Tenth Rule is to write the Lisp first.

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Rich Hickey, Creator of Clojure

Rich Hickey

Biography: Rich Hickey

Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure and designer of Datomic, is a software developer with over 20 years of experience in various domains. Rich has worked on scheduling systems, broadcast automation, audio analysis and fingerprinting, database design, yield management, exit poll systems, and machine listening, in a variety of languages.

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