Katsuyasu Murata

Katsuyasu Murata

Raising Services and People with Clojure

In this talk Balint and Katsuyasu discuss how they utilized Clojure's strengths to quickly release a new product, and at the same time raised team members from zero experience with Clojure to the point of individually developing production-ready code.

They look at specific features of Clojure and how they used them to accelerate our team. As the flagship product of our company, Teachme Biz is powered by Rails, using Clojure for a new service was a huge change. They show how they used the positive aspects of that change (eg REPL-powered pair programming) and how they overcame difficulties (eg using Mount to resolve state-related bugs).

The primary goal of this talk is to show that it's entirely possible and not even difficult to introduce Clojure in an unexperienced organization. Balint and Kasuyasu share the rules, methods and tricks they used to make their journey smooth.

Balint is giving this talk alongside Balint Erdos.

About Katsuyasu

Katsuyasu is a Software Engineer from Japan. He works at Studist Corporation mainly using Rails, Vue.js and Clojure. He is a novice Clojurian, who started using Clojure in October 2018.