At work we have something called the “Java forum” where we discuss Java and related technologies from time to time. A while ago I felt that I wanted to contribute with a beginners talk about Clojure for programmers. I’m no expert in the language but I know enough to present at least the fundamentals. So I signed up for a talk and went home to prepare a presentation.
I ended up changing my presentation material over and over again, excluding and including things back and forth, but in the end I think it turned out alright. I had to leave out sets, atoms and other cool stuff as there simply was no time to go wide or deep. Anyway, I figured that someone else out there might be interested in an example “agenda” of how to introduce Clojure to developers in such a limited time frame, which is why I uploaded the material to a GitHub repo here. Each expression in the clj-file comes with comments and suggestions of what to say when evaluating them. I used the Light Table code editor during my presentation and that worked pretty well. With that editor you get a nice inline evaluation of your expressions, which is really handy while presenting.
I hope someone out there finds the material valuable in some way or another. Until next time!