Archive for January, 2012

Hadoop, Clojure, Robots

Posted: January 31, 2012 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

We have two interesting talks scheduled this month (oh wait, that’s every month).

John Leach will be talking about Hadoop and HBase.  John runs the St. Louis Hadoop User’s Group and is currently working on a cloud-based Hadoop marketing platform.  Hadoop is the Apache project for distributed storage and map/reduce and HBase is a BigTable-like database platform built on top of Hadoop.

David McNeil will be talking about “Building a DSL in Clojure For Controlling a Lego MindStorm/ Arduino Robot”.  As you might notice Lego MindStorm and Arduino are different platforms so this is really a talk about creating abstractions in Clojure.  And robots.  Robots!

Many thanks to Cloudera for sponsoring this month’s meeting.  If you’re interested in learning more about Hadoop, our very own Tom Wheeler is now working as an instructor for Cloudera and will be doing a class right here in St. Louis at the end of February.

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January Meeting

Posted: January 3, 2012 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

Lambda Lounge is back for the new year this Thursday Jan 5th at the normal time and place!

Our first talk will be Ryan Senior giving us an introduction to logic programming with Clojure’s core.logic library.  Ryan has been delving deep into the black arts of Prolog, Kanren, and Clojure’s take on how to do logic programming and will give us a gentle introduction.

The second talk will be Alex Miller doing a non-technical talk called “Life and Death at the Dawn of Computing” exploring some interesting dualities during the birth of computing.