Good news...as an alumnus, you can get the group rate of $1195 (see
"Dates and Pricing" on upper right of http://pragmaticstudio.com/clojure)
I would *love* to go -- and even though $1195 is a lot of money (I'm
an alumnus too), the heavyweight combination of Rich Hickey and Stu
Halloway for three full days is amazing.
In addition to the cash outlay, I'd have to take 2 of my precious 10
annual vacation days -- oh, to be a western European. ;)
Unfortunately, I have gotten out of practice with Clojure, and have
little hope at this point of spending serious time with it. Because
of this, I fear that the sizeable investment would not bear fruit.
I might change my mind between now and then, though...
...though it might be full by then...
Ironic, as *I'm* the one who lives in Reston, no?
Keith R. Bennett
Senior Software Consultant
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On Nov 21, 2009, at 11:22 AM, Michael Harrison (goodmike) wrote:
> Hello, everyone,
> It's been quiet on the list for a while. I hope you're all coding
> happily for fun and profit, whether with Clojure or not.
> I wanted to let you know, if you hadn't already heard, that Rich
> Hickey and Stu Halloway will be in Reston next March to lead a three-
> day training course on Clojure.
> More info here: http://pragmaticstudio.com/clojure
> I'm planning on going. I've been to a Pragmatic Studio training
> session, and it was worth the time and money. Plus, having Rich and
> Stu come to our area, even if it is in Reston (sorry, Keith :-) is a
> great opportunity. I expect about a third of what they cover will
> overlap what we already know from our meetings, but the remaining
> stuff should be new. There are advanced topics on the agenda. Plus, we
> get to meet other people, not just in this area, who are interested
> and involved in Clojure.
> It's pricey. Having three days of two experts' time isn't going to be
> cheap. But if three or more of us sign up together, we can each save
> $300. We'll have to register with one check--that's the tricky part.
> If you all trust me enough, I will volunteer to collect checks and
> write the big check. I can issue receipts and other legally-binding
> documents promising I will in fact send your money on to the Studio
> and not spend it on Blue Label and caviar.
> If anyone would rather go through a corporate entity, for-profit or
> not, and have that entity collect money and disburse the check, I'd be
> very happy to go along with that instead. Would your company like to
> boost its elite developers' skills? Would your not-for-profit like to
> raise its profile?
> We should act fairly quickly. These studios often sell out around the
> end of the early-bird period, so I'm going to set a deadline of Dec 5
> for folks to let me know they want in and to arrange payment. We'd
> look to write the big check and register shortly after that.
> Anyone interested? You can contact me directly, if you want, at
> m...@michaelharrison.ws, or on list.
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