Posts Tagged ‘programming’

The Manchester Lambda Lounge

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Lambda Lounge

Title: The Manchester Lambda Lounge
Location: MadLab
Description: A group dedicated to popularising Functional Programming, and exploring new concepts in programming languages.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-04-16
End Time: 21:00






This month the Lambda Lounge will take you to a utopian land of parentheses as we take a whistle stop tour of the Clojure programming language.  A powerful modern dialect of Lisp, reloaded for the JVM, CLR and JavaScript VM’s to provide a practical and general purpose functional language.

After learning its syntax, semantics and special forms in Clojure’s interactive development environment you’ll free your mind of mutable
thoughts and seek enlightenment with Value Oriented Programming; the secret behind safe and efficient concurrent programming with Clojure.

You’ll discover how laziness is a virtue with Clojure’s powerful sequence API, learn how to embrace the worlds largest set of open
source class libraries with the most native foreign function interface ever defined, and take a look at how in Clojure code is data, and data
is code; allowing you to extend the Compiler and the language to better solve problems in your domain.

By the end of this session, you’ll begin to appreciate how you might use Clojure to tackle programming problems with less ceremony,
incidental complexity and a greater degree of expressiveness.

Event support by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Learning Clojure

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010


Title: Clojure
Location: MadLab
Description: Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (and the CLR ). It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2010-12-13
End Time: 21:00

Join us once more at the Madlab as we learn to kick ass with Clojure. In this session from 7pm on Monday 13th December we will be pairing off with each other to gain some hands on experience with Clojure.

If you’ve never used Clojure or a functional language before then this will be your opportunity to get started.  For more details please see

Kick ass Coding with Clojure

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Last Monday Rick hosted a talk at the Madlab on High Leverage Programming with Clojure, a dynamic general purpose functional programming language for the JVM (and CLR) that has rapidly gained adoption since its birth 3 years ago. (more…)