( Heow )

As a long-term software developer, author and contributor to many development books, Heow Goodman firmly believes that functional technologies such as Lisp and Clojure are required for unlocking the full potential of our computational machinery. Creating software is his passion and premier career choice rather than simply a stepping stone on the way to management. His personal goal is to condense centuries of productivity into the mere decades of a human lifespan.

Goodman is a founding member of LispNYC and principal organizer for a decade.

LispNYC Presentations:

Lisp Presentations

Lisp in Summer Projects

Google's Summer of Code:
  • 2005 Organizer and Slime Stepper mentor
  • 2006 Organizer
  • 2007 Organizer
  • 2008 Organizer

Open Source Software:

Written Works:


mail (reverse "gro.cynpsil@woeh")
blog lispnyc.org/blog/heow/
src github.com/heow
tweets @heowbert
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citizen LambdaMoo

LispNYC is a nonprofit unincorporated association dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of Lisp-based software and development technologies such as Common Lisp, Clojure and Scheme.

We focus on education, outreach, regular monthly meetings and development projects.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month, are free and open to all.

Providing parentheses to NYC since 2002