Next meeting: Saturday, January 3, at 1pm

Our second face-to-face meeting will be held in the auditorium at St. Stephen’s church in Washington, DC. This is a frequent meeting place of HacDC. Thanks to Serge Wroclawski for hooking us up with a great space. The address is 1525 Newton St NW, near the intersection of 16th St NW and Newton. Here is a Google map provided by HacDC showing the church’s location and a path from the Columbia Heights green line Metro station.

Homework

All members are asked to complete the following before our next meeting:

  1. Get up and running with an editing environment you feel comfortable with. Emacs is the classic choice, though it isn’t the only option. Look for more on Emacs/SLIME and other editors on this blog, and in the study group mailing list.
  2. Read the Preface and the first four chapters of Programming Clojure. (That means, up to and including “Unifying Data with Sequences”.) A new PDF beta version was just released that takes recent changes in Clojure’s syntax into account.
  3. Come up with at least one idea for a coding exercise you would like to take part in at the meeting. We’re going to break into small groups and hack some Clojure. Think of tasks that would take about 20 to 30 minutes and that explore some of the ideas in the reading.

I hope to see you on the 3rd.

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