Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
afleck 2020-05-09T21:23:27.267800Z

Hello, I am about to start working on projects for a full-stack web development portfolio. I've taken a course that used functional React. I love lisps, and was wondering how my hiring prospects might be affected by using Clojure(Script) and Reagent/re-frame rather than Javascript and React. I'm self-taught with no technical degree.

seancorfield 2020-05-09T22:34:37.270Z

@andrea_fleckenstein There are certainly a lot fewer jobs for Clojure/Script than for JS -- but I suspect the jobs that are available would be more interesting and perhaps even pay better. Given how many "bootcamps" are out there, churning out fairly well-trained JS/React folks with exposure to agile practices etc, I would imagine it would be hard to stand out in that saturated market.

seancorfield 2020-05-09T22:38:09.272200Z

(although we're a Clojure shop at work, when it came to building a completely new front end for our dating websites, we decided on JS/React and hired two folks who had been through those bootcamps and they've been awesome -- at the time we made that decision, several years ago, cljs was still too rough in terms of tooling and seemed very hard to hire for)