What I have in mind - I am open minded as to contact format - could be a thread here, or via email. Clojure strikes me as being interesting, but with individuals rather than a group in the west midlands, and a mix of interest in clojure.js and jvm clojure.
There seems to be a bit of a learning curve to move from (do, this, that, other) into full blown apps, and the handling of threads seems to be very interesting indeed.
I've downloaded clojure, and tried to opt for cursive ( https://cursive-ide.com/userguide/ ) as I've never been a massive fan of Emacs and tend to be a bit multi-platform.
However, even with this, I'm having difficulty taking my first Leiningen ( http://leiningen.org/ ) project and executing it in the IDE.
I'm pretty sure that the answer to this particular hiccup will be simple, but given the heavy unix/emacs bias in many tutorials, I'm wondering if anyone is interested in trying to try to pool experiences in an attempt to lowering the journey to moving from playing with the REPL loop to doing something meaningful - I have my own project in mind that I'm happy to work on in due course, or I'm happy just to share eurika moments and impediments in the hope that collective learning brings greater benefits to all involved.
I've done a fair bit of coding in the past, but don't do as much as I would like presently, so am looking for someone(s) in a similar boat, or someone who can code a different paradigm and wants to experience something different.