Nick Rothwell gave a lightning talk that I wish had been longer, on teaching Clojure to artists. He’s done some amazing and thankless work on embedding Clojure in MaxMSP. As always, he gave a great demo.
Malcolm Sparks has already written up the main talk, which was excellent. I’m not convinced I agree with him about excluding executable code from configuration (I have form on this). Ultimately, I believe that “configuration” is just a way we describe code properties that different between environments. There’s no need for it to be XML, or an INI file, or RDF. The only requirement really is for it to be findable and editable at short notice.
Neale is doing another talk on 6th March on Clojurescript One.