clojure-houston

Please introduce yourself! What do you like to do, with Clojure, around Houston, and otherwise?
adamfeldman 2019-02-03T15:38:35.000700Z

Welcome @briancabbott! What are you working on with Clojure? @hoppy would also love to hear what you're up to.

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T15:50:13.001Z

I've taken the liberty of creating a clojure-houston stream on the Clojurians Zulip -- https://clojurians.zulipchat.com, https://clojureverse.org/t/introducing-clojurians-zulip/3173

hoppy 2019-02-03T16:14:35.003700Z

@adam622 I have a small software company this is building a job-shop system in clj/cljs/re-frame, which is most of what we do in clojure. This is a legacy system that is getting replaced. I also do a considerable amount of cljs work on node.js on ras-pis that are used to run escape-rooms. Also hack C++ for a MajOilCo as my day job, but that's another story.

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:27:09.007900Z

@hoppy awesome! Does the job-shop system involve embedded systems? It just now occurred to me that cljs could be used on microcontrollers via something like https://github.com/neonious/lowjs (in Elixir-land, they do this with https://nerves-project.org). I've spent some time with https://www.balena.io on the Raspberry Pi (Balena deploys software to IoT devices using containers as a packaging format).

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:33:09.010700Z

You got me curious...landed on https://mryslab.github.io/python_banyan/#and-now-for-something-totally-different-adding-a-javascript-banyan-compatible-module-to-the-application via https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-escape-room. Would love to know if you're using a toolkit/framework with nodejs for the escape room work. At work I am building a Rasperry Pi-based system for tracking people who enter a nightclub (it's a loyalty points scheme).

hoppy 2019-02-03T16:35:06.012500Z

The controller we built is our own design.

hoppy 2019-02-03T16:35:34.013100Z

It's more of a framework for light industrial automation, which is kind of what the complex escape rooms are.

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:35:49.013400Z

:thumbsup: very cool

hoppy 2019-02-03T16:36:20.014Z

we have a lot of ESP based props that bark things on mqtt, and the room controller kind of orchestrates all that.

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:37:44.014900Z

Interesting. For home automation, I use MQTT to integrate my (legacy) usage of SmartThings with Home Assistant (open-source hub)

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:47:35.015300Z

Welcome @chrisoakman!

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:47:46.015500Z

Hi folks!

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:49:29.017100Z

I'm Chris Oakman. I live inside the loop near Shepherd and Washington. My career has primary been UI design and development. I learned ClojureScript ~6 years ago now and very happy with that decision 😎

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:50:24.018200Z

Recently left the ThreatGrid team at Cisco where I did CLJS for the last ~3 years or so. I am currently contracting with a startup in the Med Center that is moving an Angular 1.x app over to re-frame.

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:51:42.019500Z

I also teach part-time at DigitalCrafts - https://www.digitalcrafts.com They are based out of HEADQUARTERS co-working space in EaDo, but moving to The Cannon near City Center in April. If we ever wanted to host a meetup I could volunteer the classroom space :thumbsup::skin-tone-2:

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:53:08.020800Z

Do you work with Rakshak Talwar by chance?

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:53:17.021Z

Right up the street from me (down by Shep. and Westheimer). I'm just starting out with Clojure, focused on learning Fulcro. Are you working with Marcus over at http://www.luminaremed.com?

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:53:35.021700Z

Very cool to hear that cljs is being used at a few misc. places here in town

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:53:35.021800Z

Yes!

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:53:59.022200Z

Marcus and I met through Station (I'm a member there and at The Cannon)

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:54:27.022600Z

Was at HQ for the first time yesterday, beautiful facility!

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:54:59.022700Z

CLJS + node.js! 🎉💯😄 I'm a fan.

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:56:06.023200Z

I was there! I teach class on Saturday mornings 10-2pm

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:56:19.023500Z

Yeah - it's a great space. Although I hear The Cannon is nice too.

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:56:27.023600Z

I was at HQ to interview with Panos @ Zenus yesterday -- I know he works with someone by that name

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T16:57:05.023800Z

Yes - Rakshak works at Zenus 🙂 When I read "tracking people who enter a nightclub" I thought that may have been them.

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:57:31.024Z

Panos tells me I must meet Rakshak, since he and I both love our espresso

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:57:56.024200Z

Right now I work at a retail point-of-sale and marketing automation and loyalty company. Think earning points when you buy from a store

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T16:59:06.024400Z

Gosh the world is tiny! I love it

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adamfeldman 2019-02-03T17:01:30.025200Z

@chrisoakman do you use cljs only for frontend or also with nodejs?

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T17:01:54.025600Z

I have done both. But primarily use it on the frontend.

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chrisoakman 2019-02-03T17:05:33.026900Z

Are there ever any Houston Clojure meetups? I know Nelson used to run one, but I was never able to attend with a scheduling conflict. I sometimes go to the Houston Functional Programmer's Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Functional-Programmers/

chrisoakman 2019-02-03T17:05:51.027400Z

Thinking of giving a talk about re-frame there in March or April

adamfeldman 2019-02-03T17:13:07.028300Z

Thank you for that meetup link! I'd enjoy hearing a local talk about re-frame. https://www.meetup.com/Clojure-Houston-User-Group seems fairly inactive

hoppy 2019-02-03T17:35:25.029400Z

I'd like to see the houston clojure group revived.

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