jobs-discuss

Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
ag 2019-06-13T20:58:32.034800Z

Finally, it seems 🇺🇸 slowly but steadily catching up with Europe. Slowly adding more Clojure startups https://clojurians.slack.com/archives/C05006WDW/p1560263605008000

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rmprescott 2019-06-13T21:17:07.035900Z

Hard to attribute but... “You can depend upon the Americans to do the right thing. But only after they have exhausted every other possibility.”

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the2bears 2019-06-13T21:18:35.037300Z

I think there are quite a few start-ups in the SF area that use Clojure, at least I'm aware of some. Seattle, Chicago, Raleigh, Atlanta... have seen job ads for those areas, as well as NYC, Indianapolis... more I'm sure 🙂

seancorfield 2019-06-13T21:56:50.040400Z

Yeah, @ag, I was going to say what @the2bears said. Quite a few Clojure startups all up and down the West Coast, but also anywhere there's a serious tech hub. It's just that America's huge so there are a lot of places that don't have enough tech density to surface startups running Clojure... it's a numbers game, depending on where you live.

seancorfield 2019-06-13T21:58:06.042100Z

I'm in the SF Bay Area so I've seen strong Clojure roots here for eight or nine years. We had multiple Clojure meetup groups active every month at one point and some of those meet more than once a month in different locations. Very active.

ag 2019-06-13T21:59:26.042900Z

I’m just saying number of Clojure companies in the US and in Western Hemisphere in general is disproportionate to the economy, population, etc.

seancorfield 2019-06-13T22:01:04.043800Z

Disproportionate in what way? Clojure's a niche language (always will be). I think it's over-represented in the SF Bay Area. Possibly in RTP out East too.

seancorfield 2019-06-13T22:01:26.044100Z

London and Berlin seem to be over-represented too.

dpsutton 2019-06-13T22:05:13.045300Z

That company is based in a small town called Broussard Louisiana. Its very strange that there's a shop running datomic/clj/cljs but there it is 🙂

ag 2019-06-13T22:09:03.047200Z

> over-represented in the SF Bay Area That’s normal though, no? Historically been that way with any kind of software tech

ag 2019-06-13T22:17:11.048100Z

I’d even say: “although Clojure is a niche PL, there should be more of it in the Bay Area”. Historically it’s been the place where experimental and niche tech thrived.

seancorfield 2019-06-13T22:33:24.048400Z

True. And true.

seancorfield 2019-06-13T22:33:43.048800Z

Scala take-up was also massive here in the early days.

drone 2019-06-13T22:38:21.050Z

Handful of Clojure (and Haskell and Scala) companies in Boulder and Denver too

drone 2019-06-13T22:39:23.051100Z

DC had, what I think was, one of the largest and most active Clojure communities in the earlier days

seancorfield 2019-06-13T22:57:29.051900Z

@mrevelle Good point -- yeah, I'd consider Boulder/Denver a tech hub, so that doesn't surprise me too much.

the2bears 2019-06-13T22:59:14.052500Z

Charlottesville, VA has 2, or at least had 2 at one time. Now that's niche!

dpsutton 2019-06-13T23:21:07.054100Z

Austin had a decent clojure scene as well I think

2019-06-13T23:54:59.054700Z

i'd say it still does