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Episode 8: Russ Olsen



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My guest for this episode is Russ Olsen. We talk a lot about programming languages — his career spans Fortran to Clojure — and his views on how to teach a programming language.

Russ is the author of several books, including Design Patterns in Ruby and Eloquent Ruby. His latest book is Getting Clojure, an introduction to Clojure that focuses on the ideas behind the language.

Russ is also a prolific conference speaker, best known for his talk To the Moon, about the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The theme music is Mandelbrot Set from the album Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow by Jonathan Coulton, used under a Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 License, edited and shortened.