The Joy of Flying Robots with Clojure

Carin Meier (Cognitect)
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Experience the joy of flying the Parrot AR Drone using the power of Clojure.

We will take a journey that begins with a child’s dream of having a “real” robot friend. Along the way, we will discover the blessings of a functional language, the power of the Clojure language, the thrill of flying with a REPL, and maybe even gems of wisdom long lost under the snow of the AI Winter.

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Carin Meier


Carin started off as a professional ballet dancer, studied Physics in college, and has been developing software for both the enterprise and entrepreneur ever since. She has a strong background in Ruby and Clojure. Her passions lead her to the intersection of the physical and digital world, combining hardware and software, where she has helped clients develop Home Automation Systems as well as written a control library for the Parrot AR Drone in Clojure. She is highly involved in the community and spoken at many conferences, including keynoting at OSCON and Strange Loop. She helps lead the Cincinnati Functional Programmers and is the author of “Living Clojure”.


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