Antti Virtanen

Antti Virtanen

I have worn various hats in IT projects professionally for about 20 years and written code in Perl, Java, C++, Python, Clojure and many other languages. Clojure is definitely one my favourites of them all. Currently I work as a software architect at Solita OÜ, a 660 person software consultancy, which means that I get to write code, setup AWS stacks and improve application security among other things.

How I Learnt to Stop Compiling and Love Clojure (with Tatu Tarvainen)

Friday, June 8 – Day 2 - 15:00 - Room 3

We will cover our journey from experimenting with Clojure to becoming the number one Clojure-house in Finland, possibly the number one in Scandinavia. We will cover what insights we have gained during this amazing journey from the business perspective and technical perspective. When should you consider using Clojure instead of other JVM languages and why? What makes Clojure different from Scala, Kotlin or other JVM languages? We will also cover how ClojureScript extends the reach of Clojure from backend to implementing the UI for a web application.

If you know nothing about Clojure, you should come and expand your horizon!