firthh 2015-09-01T03:53:44.000002Z

I have done in the past

firthh 2015-09-01T03:53:59.000003Z

and one of the 3 services I'm working on at the moment is Clojure

logaan 2015-09-01T23:55:34.000004Z

@nicholasf: I’m not at the moment. But have been for the last 2 years.


@logaan: have you found it hard to hire in Melbourne?


I don’t think we’ve ever met but I follow the meetup’s etc. and understand that you work for Thoughtworks

logaan 2015-09-01T23:56:57.000007Z

I used to work for thoughtworks. I now work for a smaller consultancy called silverpond.


we’re thinking about trialling it where I am but a major hesitation is being able to employ others


ah right

logaan 2015-09-01T23:57:38.000010Z

silverpond grows pretty slowly, so hiring hasn’t been an issue for us.

logaan 2015-09-01T23:57:49.000012Z

when I was at aus post it seemed that hiring worked well for them

logaan 2015-09-01T23:58:02.000013Z

they needed people to maintain java and build new stuff in clojure


how about teachability?

logaan 2015-09-01T23:58:26.000016Z

and by asking for java devs interested in clojure and fp they managed to pull together a pretty high quality team


I think that’s the key. Find a group of Java devs who buyin to the reasoning

logaan 2015-09-01T23:59:40.000019Z

I’ve run a few clojure workshops, and had to teach ruby in the past, clojure is great for teaching. As long as you’ve got people who’re open to new stuff (and so don’t get hung up on say the parens) then it’s a pretty straight forward language. syntax is simple, core concepts are simple