KU Leuven Guest lecture debriefing

The 16th of October a remarkable event took place at the university of Leuven: The largest BeClojure event so far.


The lecture was given by Laurens Van Houtven  (@lvh) . 

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[CANCELLED] Beginners Evening November 5th 2014 – Leuven

Update: Due to practical issues, this event has been CANCELLED and postponed to at least February 2015. Follow us on twitter @beclojure or this blog to get a notification when there’s a new beginners evening.

On the 5th of November 2014, BeClojure will organise a meetup for beginners in Leuven.

The goal of this event is to raise awareness of Clojure in Belgium and to guide people into the exciting and vibrant world of Clojure.

This event is something for you if:

- You have never used Clojure before and want to learn what the fuss is all about.

- You have tried it but never did something with it.


You will be submerged into the Clojure world in an amazing 4 hours.


Tickets are free and everyone is welcome (students, people from industry, ..).


More information on the event page: Click here


Guest Lecture at KU Leuven – October 16

We are pleased to announce that BeClojure will be giving a guest lecture at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Speaker: Laurens van Houtven

@lvh – https://github.com/lvh

Laurens will be giving a guest lecture for students of the course ‘Comparative programming languages’ of Professor Frank Piessens.

The guest lecture will be an introduction to the language and will probe deeper into several subjects.


October 16  2014

16h00 – 18h00


Departement Computerwetenschappen

Celestijnenlaan 200A 3001 Heverlee


Auditorium A


This is a free public event. It is open for: students, professors and people from industry

All people that are not following the course must subcribe for a free ticket via EventBrite


Third Meetup: April 2014 – Antwerpen

On April the 23th, once again the Belgian Clojure community gathered for a meetup. For the first time the event took place in Antwerp hosted by Webcomrades.


The Talk

Stijn Opheide from Webcomrades gave a very interesting presentation about Datomic and how Webcomrades uses the technology in one of their products. This immediate link with a real product added a lot of value to the talk.

The People

This time we had 10 participants which was a comfortable number of people. After the talk we had plenty of discussion ranging from Datomic to how programming is taught at school nowadays. This while having a drink and eating some very tasty sandwiches provided by our host.


There will certainly be more meetups in the future. We are also looking at the idea of launching starter sessions. This will be meetups/workshops targeted to people that are new to clojure and/or functional programming. So stay tuned if you are interested!



Take a look at the superawesome slides here


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Invitation: Beclojure 23 April 2014 – Antwerpen

Are you currently in Belgium? Are you interested in Clojure? Do you like a fun chat with a snack and a drink?


You are hereby kindly invited to the third official BeClojure meetup. This iteration will take place in Antwerpen and will be hosted by WebComrades.



April 23, 2014



Tolstraat 75, Antwerpen


Stijn Opheide from WebComrades will talk about the use of Datomic in one of their products.


For more details and enrollment please visit: http://lanyrd.com/2014/belgiumclj/

Second Meetup: October 2013

The 24th of October 2013 the second official BeClojure meetup took place in Mechelen at ixor (Thanks again Wim!).

Presentation Jean Christophe

The Presentation

The star of the show was Jean-Christophe Mincke. He gave us a presentation on how he would create a finite state machine in a functional way and contrasted this very effectively to the imperative style.

The other good part

Though we weren’t with that many people this time, we still had a great evening and had plenty of discussion.


Until the next time!