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Our mentors are friendly, experienced Scheme developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.
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Track exercises

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About Scheme

(define-module (hello-world)
  #:export (hello))

(define hello
  (lambda* (#:optional name)
    (let ((target (or name "World")))
      (string-concatenate (list "Hello, " target "!")))))

Scheme is a tail-recursive and statically scoped dialect of the Lisp programming language. It was built to have uncomplicated semantics and several different ways to form expressions. Multiple programming paradigms, including functional, message, and imperative, find easy expression in Scheme.

Scheme was invented by Guy Lewis Steele Jr. and Gerald Jay Sussman. To learn more about Scheme, take a look at MIT's Scheme page.

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Meet the Scheme Track mentors

Once you join the Scheme language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Pierre Thierry

I started in the Lisp family with Common Lisp but I love the elegant simplicity of Scheme and how it enables Functional Programming.
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Community-sourced Scheme exercises

These are a few of the 17 exercises on the Scheme track. You can see all the exercises here.

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