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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, July 11, 6:00 PM - A Functional Summer Blast )

It's that time of the year again folks, when Lisp NYC, Haskell NYC, Clojure NYC, OCaml NYC and Erlang NYC and N-languages all get together on Pierre's roof deck to watch the sunset over the Hudson and stare at our phones. We will also be sharing food and spirit and stimulating and mind-boggling conversations in a fun and friendly environment. At 10:00PM we will then head over to Cleopatra's Needle for further festivities. Their will be much rejoicing.

This year we are bringing back FuncBall, a Dodgeball like game in which the Lispers throw nerf parentheses at the Haskellers who in turn throw nerf monads at the Lispers. NB: Use of dynamically typed monads will be considered cheating.

We will be providing an initial amount of hors d'oevres and cocktails and as usual we encourage you to think "pot-luck" and contribute by bringing food and/or beverages of your own choosing.

Pierre's Roof Deck
304 West 92nd Street


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.

Providing parentheses to NYC since 2002