Back to the Future: How 80s Arcade Games Taught me Clojure by Mey Beisaron - video-games-arcade.com

Back to the Future: How 80s Arcade Games Taught me Clojure by Mey Beisaron

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Who said games aren’t educational? Learning a new programming language on your own is never easy, and you often find yourself stuck and frustrated.

In this session I will talk about how through developing a simple 2D game I was able to wrap my imperative mind around a functional programming language and learn Clojure.

Let me show you how your favorite arcade game can be an excellent tool to master a new programming language, ANY LANGUAGE.

Mey is a public speaker, a Software Engineer and a Backend Developer.
When she is not spending her weekends at hackathons, she experiments with algorithms OR learns languages such as russian, french & Clojure. Mey is also a sworn star wars fan. May the force be with you.

3 Comments

  1. I will save 36 minutes of your life. Key takeaways: "functional programming is different from OO. Try it yourself with just writing a game".

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