Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Unconventional programming paradigms for the future, now

Carin Meier (Cognitect)
9:05am9:25am Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom West
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)

As technology advances, our systems are growing more and more complex, reaching the threshold of what we can handle and even comprehend. We need more than tools to keep it under control. We need new ways of thinking.

Carin Meier explores new ways to approach systems and tame complexity for the rapidly changing future, from the massively parallel world of chemical programming to one completely designed by the computer itself with genetic algorithms and deep learning.

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Carin Meier


Carin Meier is a software developer at Cognitect. Carin started as a professional ballet dancer, but she studied physics in college and has been developing software for both the enterprise and entrepreneur ever since. Carin has a strong background in Ruby and Clojure and is interested in combining hardware and software at the intersection of the physical and digital world. She has helped clients develop home automation systems and written a control library for the Parrot AR Drone in Clojure. She is highly involved in the developer community and has spoken at many conferences, including keynoting at OSCON and Strange Loop. Carin also helps lead the Cincinnati Functional Programmers and is the author of Living Clojure.