Talk: Om nom nom nom
Anna Pawlicka's talk at the conj is about Om, David Nolen's project, started in December of 2013. It's essentially a wrapper around Facebook's React. It's a way to define HTML components functionally and has been making quite a splash.
David Nolen's talk at Clojure/West relates Om and React to the history of the GUI. It's the best high-level introduction I can imagine and discusses the ideas that motivated its design. If you watch one video to prepare for this talk, this should be it.
For a good talk about React itself, check out Pete Hunt's talk Be Predictable, Not Correct. He's one of the main contributors to React and has been evangelizing it.
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