February 2, 2015
"Jason Lewis, CTO of Yet Analytics, taught Betamore's first community workshop on Clojure in February. This is his story of how Clojure is just like Baltimore itself.
Although Clojure itself is a relative newcomer on the programming language scene, first appearing in 2007, its roots run deep. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, the second-oldest high-level programming language (created in 1958), predated only by FORTRAN. Lisp is scary to most programmers, and I don’t think it’s just the parentheses. It requires a different way of thinking, but gives you a more powerful tool for turning ideas into software. And some of these ideas end up in places that are really reminiscent of Baltimore itself."