Dear Community Member,
I’m writing with news of a renewed effort to revitalize communication and collaboration in the Clojure Community! That effort is taking place at https://clojureverse.org. The site’s founder has such a similar vision to ours that I’m proposing that we invest our future time and energy there instead of here at discuss.thevalueoflearning.org. For instance, the Clojurevese community is also talking about hosting weekend code collaborations.
Clojureverse has more traction and it just makes sense to promote unification at this stage in our growth. Thanks to each of you for investing your time and energy here! I will leave this site up for many years to come, if not forever. I hate broken links, and we might discover that we need this forum to achieve unique goals after all.
I have more news!
Since our last update, I’ve hosted seven local Clojure Co-Lab meetings, attended by over 20 unique visitors. Over 67 people have joined the meetup.com group which shows a keen interest the topic of learning Clojure here in Carolina. Starting a local user group has been more rewarding than I ever imagined. Please let me know if you have any questions about starting a local group in your area. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I’m still committed to helping each of you reach your learning goals and am available for any one-on-one assistance you might need, free of charge.
I believe Clojure is reaching a critical stage of community engagement and interaction, where we can show off the strengths of the language to the world by offering mind-blowingly awesome getting started experiences for newcomers, something which has escaped us until just recently. To be clear, the stewards of Clojure have done an incredible job of providing so many great tools to continually improve Clojure’s user experience. It feels like we’ve entered a critical mass of inspired developers who are poised to generate collective and individual innovations to refine the experience even further.
Zach Oakes has released a new getting started tool for web app development called Lightmod which is exactly the kind of thing which I think can lead us forward toward Clojure’s natural position in mindshare among global developers.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at Clojureverse.org.