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I work full time on side-projects. Mostly web apps. Exclusively in Clojure.

Currently, my main focus is on creating a space for massively collaborative online ventures.

Interested in learning Clojure? I host a monthly remote Beginner's Intro Workshop and a monthly remote Beginner's Practice "Dojo" via the Clojure Toronto Meetup.

Talks

Occasionally, when I have something interesting on my mind, I attempt to distill it into a somewhat comprehensible talk:

  • 📺 Solving Problems the Clojure Way

    My attempt at explaining two of the core pillars of Clojure programming: functional programming and data-oriented programming. Features a step-by-step refactor of imperative code to functional code (in Javascript).

    "This is by far the best talk I've seen explaining functional programming" <- someone on YouTube, so you should definitely trust them

  • 📺 Declarative Domain Logic

    Domain Modeling via Data-Oriented programming in Clojure?

  • 📺 Composing Applications

    Organizing code by features to enable "append-only" programming for web applications.

Background

When I was 12, my mom won a spot at a programming course in a private college. She didn't stick with it, but I used the books she bought to learn the basics of HTML + CSS + JS + PHP and started making shitty websites for people (with heavy use of Flash animations). I discovered Rails, built a lot of little web apps with it, and also learned Ruby as a result. Eventually, I developed a distate for magic, dabbled briefly with the early Node ecosystem, and after being introduced to the simplicity of Clojure, it has kept me happy for the last 8+ years.

I program mostly for the joy of creation. I make things mostly to explore ideas and to solve problems for myself or others.

My goal in life is to maximize the value I create for others, and to help others do the same.

I spent 4 grueling years earning a degree in energy-systems engineering, which to the chagrin of my parents, I've put to no use whatsoever.

For the last few years, I've been doing a mix of startups (not-yet-successful), consulting (life-draining), teaching (rewarding) and traveling (environmentally-questionable).

Pinned

  1. Braid is a team-chat app with a novel UI that leads to better conversations.

    Clojure 890 52

  2. tada Public

    a clojure(script) library that helps you compose web-applications out of declarative data-driven parts

    Clojure 69

  3. A Clojure implementation of the comparison-efficient Merge Insertion Sort / Ford Johnson Algorithm

    Clojure 6

  4. A web-based environment to learn Clojure and control a turtle (based on clojure-turtle and Logo)

    Clojure 5

  5. Ruby Warrior ported to Clojure (dungeon crawler game played via code)

    Clojure

  6. An (in-progress) book to teach programming, using Functional Programming concepts and Clojure

    CSS 2

1,692 contributions in the last year

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Activity overview
Contributed to braidchat/braid, clojodojo/dojo, sculpture/site and 5 other repositories

Contribution activity

September 2021

Created 1 commit in 1 repository
138 contributions in private repositories Sep 1 – Sep 23

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