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
, or on list.