The Falcon Project (my new employer) is looking for a web development engineer with a strong frontend emphasis. We’re looking to hire remote in the US/Pacific timezone (and close by is possible too). One of our core focuses is communicating privacy issues to consumers in a way that lets them make informed choices. A key part of that is to get a diverse set of perspectives as we’re building the product. I’m personally really excited about the project and the potential that it has for good.
If you’re interested, you can apply at the link above, or reply to this email if you have any questions about the role.
I talked with Zach Tellman on The REPL about Elements of Clojure, his work in the Clojure community, the Clojure contribution process, and what’s next for him. I was glad to be able to talk to Zach, though it was a little bittersweet as he’s going to be less involved with Clojure in his new work at Microsoft. Alex Miller also made a comment in response on Reddit to some of the things we discussed.
If I was to re-record the podcast, I would clarify this comment which understated recent changes:
It doesn’t seem clear to me that any course corrections [to the way Clojure is developed] are coming either, that there’s going to be any difference, although I should point out Alex Miller’s weekly roundup of what he’s been working on with Clojure … I wouldn’t say nothing has changed
We’re definitely seeing greater clarity on things like Contrib, more of an insight into Clojure’s development process via Alex’s Inside Clojure blog, and are in the process of documenting more clearly the expectations of contributing to Clojure itself.
Tickets to Heart of Clojure are now available. This is shaping up to be a really cool event. I was also pleased to see Saskia Lindner and Bozhidar Batsov will be hosting it. I’d also note a stellar array of companies that are sponsoring Heart of Clojure. If you appreciate them sponsoring a community conference like this, consider contacting a couple of them to voice your appreciation.
Clojure/north was last weekend. The videos aren’t up yet, but the keynote was from Jon Pither of JUXT, talking about Crux. Crux is a new bi-temporal database that lets you query against a valid time a.k.a business time, as well as the transaction time. They have a blog post talking more about bitemporality and showing how to use Crux. Disclosure: I was part of a private preview of Crux before it was released publicly.
Vouch is a “breakthrough blockchain-based identity and intelligence platform”. I don’t fully understand what that means, but they’ve got a stellar team of Clojurists on board including Ray McDermott, Mike Fikes, and David Nolen and are betting on ClojureScript heavily.
Around the year 2030, 10 years 252 days and 10 hours away from now, we will be in a position where we set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, that will most likely lead to the end of our civilisation as we know it. That is unless in that time, permanent and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society have taken place, including a reduction of CO2 emissions by at least 50%.
“You did not act in time” - Greta Thunberg
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