Hi guys :
Any one interested in collaboratively working on a large, open-ended clojure-lab on git hub ?
I have trying to get a group of Clojure folks together to collaborate on a project on GitHub that will be both interesting, potentially usefull, and extremely educational.
The idea is that, as programmers learning LISP, we might be able to feed off of one anothers projects and examples -- project euler is simply not usefull or insightful enough. To understand Clojure - we need to be doing real things, in high volume : parsing jsons, connecting to databases, and solving domain-specific problems. If we individually do this in separate repos, then we reduce our learning throughput --- but if we share a repository full of serious, real-world clojure mini-apps and projects, we can begin to feed off of our collective knowledge....
To kick-start things, we (as bioinformaticians) created the BioClojure project on GitHub, and got some serious interest and learned alot. We got to sample the powerful java interop, leiningan for getting maven repositories, and many other niceties of the language, thanks to contributions from Lee Hinnman and others.
Now, to open this up to a broader group of Clojure developers, we are migrating it to a much broader audience (we hope), and naming the project RudolF (many of our day jobs percieve functional / dynamic languages in much the same way santa's reindeer once percieved Rudolph's funny red nose)....
So... If so ping me and we can start carving out some pedagogical projects. The next two days we will be adding alot of Clojure and Haskell stub code to the GitHub Rudolf repository..... Hope to see you guys there.