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.

  1. pepijndevos says:

    Do these get recorded? I googled around for “David McNeil” “Mindstorms” and “Clojure”, but cannot find much, and I’d be very much interested.

    • Alex Miller says:

      We have occasionally recorded in the past but we were not planning to record this one. Given the perhaps non-standard setup to deal with the robots, I’m not sure that will be feasible.

  2. Ed says:

    Thanks to David McNeil for a pushing the code accompanying his Robot DSL talk onto github. The DSL “operators” worked very well with Mindstorms NXT. Interestingly, the toolset required for programming NXT (NXC, Bricxcc, etc) made the usage of Clojure as a Lisp more relevant than Clojure as a JVM language.

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