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We'd like to thank Rich Hickey for a great presentation here in New York City on November 10th, 2016

Rich Hickey is best known for creating Clojure, a functional programming language that runs on the Java virtual machine. Rich is also the inventor of ClojureScript, a compiler for Clojure that targets JavaScript, as welll as Datomic which is a fully transactional, cloud-ready, distributed database.

Rich presented Clojure Spec, a new closure library which helps automate Validation, Error reporting, Destructuring, Instrumentation, Test-data generation and Generative test generation

Our sincerest gratitude for an informative and delightful evening!

( meeting - Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 PM - Brian Hurt: Nothing is Something )

Brian uses Sandi Metz's 2015 RailsConf talk "Nothing is Something" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29MAL8pJImQ), specifically that all you need to do is to be able to send a message to an object, as a jumping off point to ask the question: what do we mean by the phrase "object oriented" in terms of programming languages?

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LispNYC is a nonprofit unincorporated association dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of Lisp-based software and development technologies such as Common Lisp, Clojure and Scheme.

We focus on education, outreach, regular monthly meetings and development projects.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month, are free and open to all.

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