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Want to learn Clojure, online?

November 30, 2011 ·

Starting on December 5th and running for six weeks, the author of "Clojure in Action", Amit Rathore, is leading an online introduction to Clojure course for just $325. See the CodeLesson web site for more details on this Clojure course.

I'm fortunate that Amit is local to me so I've attended two of his one-day training courses already. In fact my first real introduction to Clojure was Amit's "ProClojure Bootcamp" back in May 2010 and it was a great jumpstart. More recently I attended his "Day of Macros" course which was pretty mind-blowing. Each of those cost $199, so the six week online course is great value since it will cover all of that and more!

If you're at all interested in Clojure, this would be an excellent way to come up to speed and find out what all the hype is about - for a very reasonable price!

Tags: clojure · programming

8 responses

  • 1 john // Dec 1, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    Hello Sean,
    I was thinking about attending the course... But then I read a bad review about another CodeLesson course http://jasonman.com/2011/08/codelesson-review/
    so I became cautious... On the otherhand I read a preview of Amits new Clojure Book and he seems like this person knows clojure.

    Maybe you could ask him about how many people will attend the course and how much time he is going to spend working on the course?
    Many Greetings
    John
  • 2 Joshua Ayson // Dec 1, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    This sounds intriguing, thanks for sharing I wouldn't have heard of this otherwise!
  • 3 octopusgrabbus // Dec 1, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    I'm enrolled, and I'll let you know how it goes. I've been learning Clojure since May, but from books.
  • 4 Sean Corfield // Dec 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    @John, as was mentioned in the comments on that blog post, there is often confirmation bias on the 'net: folks are more inclined to post about problems they've had, which will attract others who've had problems. Not enough people in this world post their positive experiences. The SO question referenced in those comments seems to be more positive (apart from Jason reposting almost his entire blog post there!):

    http://www.quora.com/Are-the-courses-provided-on-codelesson-com-quality-courses

    Having attended two of Amit's in-person courses, and knowing his material is mostly drawn from his Clojure in Action book, I'd say the Code Lesson offering ought to be worthwhile but, as in all things, YMMV.
  • 5 octopusgrabbus // Dec 2, 2011 at 7:30 AM

    Thanks for the endorsement. Although I have been doing some programming in Clojure since May, Amit's course will be the first formal language training since C++ (1993).
  • 6 John // Dec 5, 2011 at 6:02 AM

    I'm also now enrolled!
    @sean Many thanx for pointing me to the course....
  • 7 Jason // Dec 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    @Sean, I originally posted just a link to my post at Quora but someone from the Quora team asked me to post more information because they'd rather have their users stay onsite than have to read a review offsite.

    That's why I reposted the first half.

    As for confirmation bias, I adressed that in the comments on my post but it's probably worth saying: of course more people post about negative experiences, the trick is to actually read the complaint and see if it's something you can deal with.

    When I read reviews, I like to see all the negative stuff so I can see what the products/services/etc. shortcomings are and whether or not it's something I can look past.

    Plus, in my experience people who write negative reviews are often much more detailed and specific than those saying, "This was great! I learned a lot!"
  • 8 Tobias // Feb 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Hi,

    i'm considering to attend the same course as you. Now you're finished with this course, can recommend it or not?