The workshop is a free and accessible educational opportunity designed to help put New Orleans on the map for functional programming.
“Functional programming is an exciting programming style that helps distributed programming like we find on typical web and mobile applications,” shared organizers. “It is gaining popularity because of the growth of the web, adoption by large companies, and an increasing pool of jobs.
Tech Talent South noted that Clojure is used by major companies such as Amazon, Apple, PayPal, eBay, CapitalOne, and Facebook.
“Clojure encourages an interactive programming style where you modify a live development system, so it is great for exploring ideas.”
The workshop will be led by experienced programmers, and the curriculum comes directly from local New Orleanian Eric Normand, who founded the meetup co-hosting the workshop.
“We will provide attendees with the knowledge and resources needed to master this language, ultimately increasing the pool of local tech talent to fill functional programming roles and inspiring companies to bring more of this work to New Orleans.”