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 --,

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 (in Elixir-land, they do this with I've spent some time with 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 via 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 - 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

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


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

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.

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

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. seems fairly inactive

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

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