Just today I was asked a question that I’ve been asked many times before:
What level of Clojure proficiency is needed, if any?
And my answer is — none whatsoever. We formed the dojo to learn clojure, which was a language that none of us knew at the time but we were all interested in.
Now we have people from a number of backgrounds – python and ruby programmers, java coders, lisp and scheme hackers, emacs lovers, haters and confused just to name a few.
Some people come now who use clojure professionally, but they often come away from the meetings having learned something new. I always come away having learned something new.
I hope we are and try to make the dojo a welcoming place for people of all levels of ability and experience. You and everyone else are more than welcome to come along.