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[PLUG] Wednesday, March 5, 2013: PLUG Central - "The Clojure Programming Language: Don't Fear the Parens" by Paul L. Snyder (7pm at USP, Griffith Hall)

PLUG Central will be meeting on Wednesday, April 2, at USP in
Philadelpha, beginning at 7pm. Directions to the meeting location
at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can be found at
the end of this email.

This month, PLUG Central will feature a talk by Paul L. Snyder,
who will be giving a talk entitled "The Clojure Programming Language: Don't
Fear the Parens."  Clojure is a modern dialect of Lisp that can (among
other targets) be hosted on the Java virtual machine or compiled to
JavaScript.  The presentation will cover the benefits of Clojure as a
language, including its focus on immutable data, REPL-oriented development,
functional programming, and software transactional memory.  The discussion
will also skate through the wide range of available libraries, including
core.logic for Prolog-like relational and logic programming, and core.async
for asynchronous channels in the style of C.A.R. Hoare's Communicating
Sequential Processes (which also recently influenced Google's Go
programming language.

The meeting will be held at our usual location:

  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
  Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs)
  600 South 43rd Street
  Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

USP is located in University City.Driving directions are
available at, or, both of which have an aerial
view of the campus buildings. USP is also easily accessible by
public transportation.

There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to
the main presentation at 8PM. This is an open meeting; all are
welcome and encouraged to attend.

Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two. Come join
the camaraderie!
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