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Ignacio Thayer, Co-founder and CTO of ReadyForZero.com

 Ignacio  Thayer
Ignacio Thayer is Co-founder and CTO of ReadyForZero.com, a San-Francisco based company that seeks to help Americans get out of debt on their own. Before co-founding ReadyForZero in YCombinator’s Summer 2010 class, he worked on state-of-the-art statistical machine translation systems at Google and the University of Southern California.

He has authored several publications and patents in the areas of natural language processing and heuristic search. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS from the University of California, Los Angeles.

twitter: @ithayer
blog: thecomputersarewinning.com
github: github.com/ithayer

Presentation: "Clojure in the Wild Web"

Time: Friday 13:30 - 14:20

Location: Seacliff AB

Abstract: Much has been made of Clojure’s suitability for data-processing but it is increasingly the tool of choice for other domains. In this session, I’ll describe our experience using Clojure at ReadyForZero for fast-paced web development. I will demonstrate a few aspects of the language that facilitate more rapid and correct application development versus other dynamic languages. Although our team is relatively small, I’ll reflect on how the language can ameliorate some of the challenges of scaling a development team. My goal for the talk will be to read between the parentheses and convince the viewer that Clojure is a modern, pragmatic choice for a gets-stuff-done team working in any domain.