February 15 & 16, 2018 • French Quarter, New Orleans

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Schedule and Speakers


Talks are organized into three broad themes: Context, Craft, and Career.


Gerald Jay Sussman

Topic: The effect of programming on humanity

Will Byrd

Topic: Personal Data Preservation, Inspired by Ancient Writing

David Nolen

Topic: The future of programming

Kim Crayton

Topic: Competing with AI for Programming Jobs


Emily Ashley

Topic: 7 Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Place & Time

Zach Tellman

Topic: Elements of Clojure

George Kierstein

Topic: Code hibernation and survivability


Rebecca Kinsella

Topic: Hiring Clojure developers

Elana Hashman

Topic: `apt-get install leiningen`: Bootstrapping the Clojure Ecosystem for Debian

Baishampayan Ghose (BG!!)

Topic: Challenges and advantages of building a company on Clojure

More coming soon 🙂 Get on the mailing list below 👇 to learn about speakers as they are signed up.


Clojure SYNC has a single track–a shared experience where we sync up (get it?). We expect these talks to be mind-blowing and conversation-inducing. Instead of trying to fit in a bunch of topics, I’m focused on high-quality speakers who bring us new perspectives.

Day 1 – Thursday, February 15

9:00am – Doors open

9:15 am – Welcome and opening ceremonies

9:30 am – Baishampayan Ghose

10:30 am – Will Byrd

11:30 am – Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm – Announcements

1:45 pm – Emily Ashley

2:45 pm – Zach Tellman

3:45 pm – Kim Crayton

4:45 pm – DONE!

Day 2 – Friday, February 16

9:00am – Doors open

9:15 am – Announcements

9:30 am – Gerald Jay Sussman

10:30 am – Rebecca Kinsella

11:30 am – Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm – Announcements

1:45 pm – Elana Hashman

2:45 pm – George Kierstein

3:45 pm -David Nolen

4:45 pm – DONE!

Breaks will be distributed throughout.

For more information about the reasoning behind this schedule, please see this article.

Social events

We are working with our volunteers, local companies, and local organizations to plan social events around the conference. These may include: brunches (on Saturday), jazz hops, dinners, museum visits, bar crawls, walking tours, etc.