Speakers

Here is the list of the speakers who responded to our Call for Presentations along with many others, went through the Perfection Game and got selected. To see what they will talk about head to the Programme page.

We’ve also added  all those with a Twitter account to the Speakers 2013 Twitter list for your convenience

Bodil Stokke: @bodil - bodil.org

Bodil is a compulsive conference speaker in the fields of functional programming and internets technologies, and is a co-organiser of three annual developer conferences in her home town of Oslo, Norway, mostly because she’s still learning how to stop. She is a prolific contributor to the Free Software community, primarily as a Clojure developer, and has recently taken up designing new programming languages as a hobby. In her spare time, she works as a web developer for Comoyo, which is like Hulu for non-Americans.

Chris Ford: @ctford - literateprogrammer.blogspot.com

Chris Ford has been fascinated by functional programming since he first stumbled across Haskell during a misguided attempt to study electrical engineering. He came to his senses, and has spent the last six years happily coding in various countries across the world. He now lives in Kampala, working for ThoughtWorks Uganda.

Christophe Grand: @cgrand - clj-me.cgrand.net

Long tome Clojure enthusiast, independent developer, co-author of O’Reilly Clojure Programming, member of LambdaNext.

Clifton Cunningham

Clifton has programmed professionally for nearly 20 years and created the popular CMS written in NodeJS – Calipso. He’s now the CTO responsible for all technical decisions at the MailOnline.

Daniel Janus: @nathell - blog.danieljanus.pl

Daniel has been writing Clojure programs since 2008. Before that, he was mostly hacking in Common Lisp, with some ML and Haskell background as well. He is lucky to be programming Clojure for a living and his open-source Clojure projects include clj-tagsoup and smyrna. He is intersted in linguistics, Scrabble, and code perfection. He’s 29, Polish, and lives in London.

Frazer Irving

A programmer for almost 20 years, with scars from the BBC, Yahoo!, eBay and numerous failed startups. I am currently working for the Mail Online delivering the next generation of website rendering utilities in Clojure.

James Reeves: @weavejester - www.booleanknot.com/blog

I’m the current maintainer of Ring, and the creator of Compojure, Hiccup, and a number of other libraries. I’m currently working as a freelance contractor based in London, but by the time of this talk I should be working full time on an indie game (written in Clojure, of course).

Jarppe Lansio: @jarppe

Jarppe is a programmer and a co-founder at Metosin Ltd. When he’s not plotting for world domination with quadrocopters he helps Finnish industry and government organisations to adapt Clojure.

Jen Smith: @jennifersmithco - www.jennifersmith.co.uk

Jen is a Software Developer for ThoughtWorks based in London, UK and one of the London Clojurian organisers and speakers. She originally got into software development through the coincidence of mandatory C++ classes that formed part of her Music Technology degree. Since then she has found herself working on numerous technologies, environments and languages but is happiest when that language is Clojure.

Jon Pither: @jonpither - www.pitheringabout.com

Jon Pither has been developing for over 15 years. He recently left the banking world to start hacking Clojure at one of the worlds biggest newspaper websites.

Joseph Wilk: @josephwilk - blog.josephwilk.net

Joseph is an engineer at SoundCloud helping shape the future of music on the Internet.

Kai Wu: limist.com

Dr. Kai Wu is an energy and software engineer, working on a cleanweb startup in that urban utopia known as Berlin. Favorite tools include Emacs, Lisp/Clojure, and the peerless Org mode.

Michał Marczyk: github.com/michalmarczyk

Longtime contributor to all parts of ClojureScript, including the compiler and the core library; most notably, author of the ClojureScript ports of the persistent map and set types and PDS-related functionality such as transients. Author and maintainer of core.rrb-vector. Outside of the Internet, logician working towards his PhD at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

Paul Bellamy: @pyrhho - paulbellamy.com

Software developer at Xively.
Paul has a background in Ruby and Google Go (among other things) and has been happily hacking Clojure for the last couple of years

Martin Trojer: @martintrojer - martintrojer.github.io

Software developer at Xively.
Martin has a background in embedded, C++ and F# (among other things) and has been happily hacking Clojure for the last couple of years.

Philipp Meier: @ordnungswprog - philipp.meier.name/blog

I’m the core developer of liberator. My team fellow Malcolm
Sparks did a presentation on liberator on euroclojure 2012. I will focus
more on the design decisions behind liberators architecture and it will
target the current release of liberator which has grown and was improved
since then.

Ryan Greenhall: @ryangreenhall - www.ryangreenhall.com

Ryan Greenhall is software developer at uSwitch where he is fortunate to work
with a variety of different languages and technologies to build software that makes a difference. He is passionate about building collaborative teams focused on delivering positive business outcomes.

Prior to working at uSwitch Ryan worked at Thoughtworks where he helped deliver projects in a variety of domains, languages and technologies.

Ryan Lemmer: @ryanlemmer

Ryan has been creating software for more than 15 years and continues to be fascinated and humbled by the design challenges he gets to face.
His special interests are in functional programming and distributed computing. Needless to say, he has fallen hard for Clojure.
Ryan loves learning and facilitating learning in others.
Ryan, together with Aslam Khan, make up Stillpoint Software, a Cape Town based software consultancy and learning centre.

Sam Aaron: @samaaron

Sam Aaron is a live coder who, through considering programming as performance, focusses on enhancing the productivity and power of modern programming languages and environments.

Sam believes that a programming environment which has sufficient liveness, rapid feedback and tolerance of failure to support the live performance of music is an environment ripe for mining novel ideas that will not only benefit artistic practices themselves but also the computer industry more generally.

In pursuit of this unique perspective Sam is the lead developer on a suite of open source tools: Overtone, a collaborative programmable music environment; Quil, an enhanced Clojure version of the visual language Processing; Emacs Live, a curated suite of Emacs tools, placing strong emphasis on live feedback and visual cues.

Sam continues to drive the development of these tools through his live coding band Meta-eX.

Stuart Halloway: @stuarthalloway - cognitect.com

Stuart is a founder and President of Cognitect and of Relevance. He is a Clojure committer, and a developer of the Datomic database. Stuart has spoken at a variety of industry events, including StrangeLoop, Clojure/conj, EuroClojure, ClojureWest, SpeakerConf, QCon, GOTO, OSCON, RailsConf, RubyConf, JavaOne, and NFJS.

Stuart has written a number of books and technical articles. Of these, he is most proud of Programming Clojure.

Tom Hall: @thattommyhall - www.thattommyhall.com

Doing a mixture of Dev and Ops that might be called DevOps, Mathematician, theatre fan, occasional mountaineer, part time runner, thoroughly nice chap, available in fine bookstores everywhere.

Zach Tellman: @ztellman - ideolalia.com

Zach works for Factual, where he has been trying to be a better Clojure programmer.

The first method he conceived was relatively simple. Know Spanish well, recover the Catholic faith, fight against the Moors or the Turk, forget the history of Europe between the years 1602 and 2013, be Miguel de Cervantes. He studied this procedure (I know he attained a fairly accurate command of seventeenth-century Spanish) but discarded it as too easy.