Ambrose has received his Clojure “scholarship”, thanks to you.

The eve of Clojure Conj 2011 is upon us, so I feel compelled get off my butt and finally close the loop on this one.

Per usual, you, the Clojure community, have come through.  Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant will be attending the Conj and giving an introductory talk on logic programming, only made possible after $3,000 was raised through donations solicited via this blog and various pestering on Twitter, IRC, and the Clojure mailing list.

(As was mentioned from the start, the Conj organizers do provide a travel stipend, even a generous one for international speakers, but the costs of getting to North Carolina from Western Australia are far beyond that budget.  Thus the need for a fundraiser.)

Finally, I will soon be notifying the winners of the free copies of Clojure Programming from O’Reilly (signed by myself and hopefully my coauthors as well, Brian Carper and Christophe Grand) privately by email.  Your extraordinary generosity is a big part of how this effort was able to succeed.

Thank you!

To those that donated, thank you very, very much.  Your assistance is not taken for granted:

  • Anonymous x 3
  • Sam Aaron
  • Harold Ancell
  • Craig Andera
  • Justin Balthrop
  • Carlos Barboza
  • James Christopher Bare
  • Meikel Brandmeyer
  • David Cabana
  • Brian Cooley
  • Aaron Crow
  • Paul deGrandis
  • Manuel Angel Rivas Diaz
  • Alan Dipert
  • Cameron Dorrat
  • Kevin Downey
  • Jim Duey
  • Holger Durer
  • Antoni Batchelli Estrada
  • John Fingerhut
  • Louis Franco
  • Joseph Gallo
  • Baishampayan Ghose
  • Stephen Gilardi
  • Juan Manuel Gimeno
  • Christophe Grand
  • Anthony Grimes
  • Philip Hagelberg
  • Mark Henderson
  • Richard Hickey
  • William Hidden
  • Daniel Jomphe
  • Geoffrey Knauth
  • Vinod Kurup
  • David Liebke
  • Kent Mabee
  • Christopher Maier
  • Durgesh Mankekar
  • Roberto Mannai
  • Roberto Mannai
  • Nathan Marz
  • Carin Meier
  • Dave Newton
  • David Nolen
  • Mark Nutter
  • Alexey Ott
  • Donald Parish
  • Laurent Petit
  • Michael Ravits
  • Volker Schlecht
  • Ryan Senior
  • Patrick Shields
  • Stuart Sierra
  • Luo Tian
  • Benny Tsai
  • Moritz Ulrich
  • Craig Worrall
  • Koji Yusa

5 thoughts on “Ambrose has received his Clojure “scholarship”, thanks to you.

  1. Maddie and Ian (Ambrose’s mum and dad from Hovea, Western Australia) would like to thank you all so much for being able to help Ambrose be part of Clojure Conj 2011. We are very grateful for your generosity and we hope Ambrose will justify your faith in him.
    Wishing you all the best for this event and special thoughts from WA for a great success for your future.

  2. We are so proud of Ambrose and so happy that you appreciate his talents.
    Ask him to play for you on the guitar or the clarinet or sing.
    I’m his adopted Grandmother, Isobel.
    Peace be with you all.

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