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2 DAY CONFERENCE

Scala eXchange London 2018

Topics covered at #scalax

Thursday, 13th - Friday, 14th December at Business Design Centre, London

18 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

Want to understand where Scala is going, what’s Lightbend’s vision for collaboration, competition and interoperability in Scala? How the Dotty project will help develop new technology for Scala tooling and concepts for future Scala language versions? Are you involved in a large Microservices or Big Data project and want to learn how the Reactive Architecture and SMACK stack help address common challenges? Join Scala eXchange London 2018!

Join us at Scala eXchange London 2018 on December 13-14th

Join Scala eXchange London 2018, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the Scala world.

Thank you for making Scala eXchange 2017 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!

Last year's highlights included keynotes from Holden Karau, Bartosz Milewski, Debasish Ghosh, Rúnar Bjarnason, and some of the topics explored were shapeless, machine learning, typelevel, streams, spark, JSONPath, Cassandra, and more!


Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great Early Bird offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with scala fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!


ScalaX Day 3 - ScalaX2gether Community Day - Sat 15 Dec

The ScalaX2gether Community Day will follow 2 power packed days at Scala eXchange London on Saturday 15th December at Skills Matter's home, CodeNode.

ScalaX2gether is a friendly place where you can get involved in Scala open source. Come along to meet new people, learn new things, and contribute to your favourite Scala projects!

It doesn't matter whether you've been coding Scala for three months or three years---there will be something for everyone.

The event will be a single day in an unconference/hack day format. The full set of sessions and topics will be decided on the day, so bring your ideas and enthusiasm with you!

You can register here

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Scala eXchange London for various reasons.

Find more information here!


Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Day 1: Thursday 13th December

All rooms will be allocated 2 weeks before the conference! Watch this space :)

Track - - - -
08:15

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Scala eXchange 2018 Opening - Welcome to Day 1!

09:15

Keynote: Thrilled to have Martin Odersky at ScalaX 2018!

Martin Odersky


functional-programming scala scalax
10:15

Tea & Coffee Break

10:30

Ciris: Functional Configurations

Viktor Lövgren


effects type-classes literal-types configurations functional-programming scala

Types vs Tests

Julien Truffaut


type-theory types scala testing

Principled SBT

Andrea Peruffo


sbt-tools scala

A Fistful of Functors

Itamar Ravid


cats category-theory functor functional-programming scala
11:15

Tea & Coffee Break

11:30

Cats Effect: The IO Monad for Scala

Gabriel Volpe

Advanced


mtl fp cats-effect cats effects scala typelevel

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax
12:15

Tea & Coffee Break

12:30

Akka Cluster – Up and Running

Heiko Seeberger


distributed-data akka-cluster akka scala

Cobind and Chill

Danielle Ashley


functional electronics low-level signals scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax
13:15

Lunch

14:30

Keynote: Looking forward to having Eugenia Cheng at ScalaX 2018!

Dr Eugenia Cheng


haskell functional-programming scala scalax
15:30

Tea & Coffee Break

15:45

Functional Composition and the Kleisli

Alexander Worton


scala typelevel testing functional-composition kleisli scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax
16:30

Tea & Coffee Break

16:45

Throw Away your Bash Scripts

Trond Bjerkestrand


JVM scala-native functional-programming scala

What Can Lagom Do For You?

Renato Cavalcanti


cqrs event-sourcing play microservices lagom akka-cluster scala

Embrace the Implicit

Anna Bladzich


design-patterns implicit-conversions implicit-parameters implicits scala

Back to Basics aka 'When to Break Rules'

Rory Graves


reactive functional-programming scala scalax
17:30

Tea & Coffee Break

17:45

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax
18:00

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax
18:15

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax
18:30

End of #ScalaX Day 1 - Party buses will be ready at BDC forecourt at the end of the last session to ferry all those with party tix to CodeNode!

19:00

#ScalaX Party at CodeNode (10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB) with Drinks, Nibbles & Music!

Day 2: Friday 14th December

All rooms will be allocated 2 weeks before the conference! Watch this space :)

Track - - - -
08:15

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:15

Scala eXchange 2018 Opening - Welcome to Day 2!

09:30

Keynote: Burnout

Jessica Rose


burnout scala functional-programming scalax
10:30

Tea & Coffee Break

10:45

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Functional Interpreters and You

Dave Gurnell


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
11:30

Tea & Coffee Break

11:45

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
12:30

Lunch

14:00

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
14:45

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00

Neural Network from Scratch in Scala

Joy Sun


neural-network deep-learning scala

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
15:45

Tea & Coffee Break

16:00

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
16:45

Tea & Coffee Break

17:00

Keynote: Pushing Types and Gazing at the Stars

Rob Norris


types scala functional-programming
18:00

#ScalaX 2018 Wrap Up Presentation

18:15

End of #ScalaX 2018: See you at #ScalaX2gether and in 2019!

Business Design Centre

Situated in Islington, one of London’s most vibrant areas, the BDC is within walking distance of Angel tube station and relatively close to Kings Cross, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Euston stations. Conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone, the venue also benefits from on-site car parking, an adjacent Hilton Hotel, and has disabled access.

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Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels

Call for Papers is CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Email us at [email protected] and we will put your name down as a volunteer for Scala eXchange London 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed closer to the conference.

ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Scala eXchange London for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at ScalaX London 2018!

To apply please fill in this form:


Come and join us at ScalaX2gether Community Day 2018!

We hope Scala eXchange 2018 will inspire you with lots of new ideas. If you fancy diving in for more with hands on workshops and free hacking, join fellow Scala eXchange attendees and some of the most talented coders and experts, for the ScalaX2gether event and create something amazing together! Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

Joining us for Scala eXchange 2018 and want more? Make it a whole week of Scala learning with these fringe courses...

Call or email our team about the ScalaX Fringe Package for a special discount on bundle tickets!

Scala Advanced with Dick Wall

10th - 12th December 2018

Are you an experienced Scala developer or an API and Library programmer, wanting to up your Scala game? Want to learn the advanced aspects of the Scala language and core libraries? Then come along to Advanced Scala 2017, a special 3-day Tutorial by Dick Wall to hone your skills!

Get your ticket here

Lightbend Scala Language - Professional

11th - 12th December 2018

Would you like to learn functional programming in Scala? Join Trond Bjerkestrand on this intensive, hands-on course and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the Scala language, the tooling and the development process.

This two-day Scala Professional course will give you an excellent grounding in Scala and a good appreciation of the more advanced features. Upon completion of this Scala course, you will be able to confidently start programming in Scala. If you already have Scala programming experience, then this course could be a useful refresher, yet no previous knowledge of Scala is assumed.

Get your ticket here

Lightbend Apache Spark for Scala

11th - 12th December 2018

Would you like to learn how to implement data analytics using Apache Spark for Reactive applications? Then join us for this two-day hands-on course led by the world's leading Spark experts.

Join this two-day Apache Spark course for developers and learn how to implement data processing pipelines and analytics using Apache Spark. Come along to learn the Spark Core, SQL/DataFrame, Streaming, and MLlib (machine learning) APIs through hands-on exercises.

Get your ticket here

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support Scala eXchange's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email [email protected] or phone 0207 183 9040.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (6m x 3m) in central conference break-out area
      • 8 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 8 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ScalaX Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the ScalaX 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ScalaX Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the ScalaX 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ScalaX Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (2m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 1 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1m x 1m) in central conference break-out area
      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


    • Scala eXchange Lanyards
    • Be remembered! Have your logo printed on all Scala Lanyards, provided to all conference attendees, speakers and sponsors attending this year.

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo on 800 Scala Lanyards
      • Exclusive to two lanyard sponsors only!

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Blog posts

Alice Lloyd, of LinuxRecruit and the Scala Central meetup, blogged about ScalaX 2016

Dave Gurnell reveals which talks Underscore will be looking out for at ScalaX 2017!


Scala Exchange is only a month away and excitement is building at Underscore HQ. We thought we’d write a series of posts about our involvement with the conference. Watch this space over the coming weeks for announcements and Scalax-related content, and subscribe to the newsletter to take advantage of some upcoming promotions and discounts.

We have an amazing programme this year (admittedly I’m biased—I helped select it). Our four keynotes—Bartosz Milewski, Debasish Ghosh, Holden Karau, and Rúnar Bjarnasson—all speak for themselves, so here are some of my personal picks from the rest of the programme.

You can find the complete schedule on the Scala Exchange website where you can grab tickets if you haven’t already done so. We’ll also have some discounts available in our December newsletter, out next week.

We’re also running a Cats training course on the 12th and 13th December right before the conference. Book your place now on our Eventbrite page.

Gabriele Petronella – Move Fast and Fix Things
Beginner friendly

Scalafix has been getting a lot of attention recently. Initially intended as a tool to help migrate between Scala versions, it is now a fully fledged migration and refactoring tool that has been picked up by several open source libraries (most notably Cats) as a way to automate upgrades through breaking API changes. You can even use it for your own refactorings!

Heiko Seeberger – Farewell Any => Unit, Welcome Akka Typed!
Beginner friendly

I have a few criticisms of actors but chief among them is the lack of type safety. It’s hard to think of a less precise type than Any => Unit, and this is unfortunately the type you get in the receive loop of an actor… until now. Akka Typed is here to save the day, so come and speak to Heiko and find out how to sprinkle your actor systems with a little type safety.

Noel Markham – Creating a Physics Simulation with Scala.js
Beginner friendly

I love graphics, physics, and front end development. The quick visual feedback loop is perfect for creative, fun programming. Scala.js provides a great way to to all of this goodness from a language that puts statically typed functional programming first. At Scala Exchange, Noel will be showing us the power of Scala.js by live coding a simple physics demo from scratch, right in front of our eyes. What’s not to like?

Peter Hilton – How to Name Things: The Hardest Problem in Programming
Beginner friendly

Peter is a great speaker who brings fascinating topics out of left field and turns them into compelling and enlightening talks. At Scala Exchange he’ll be comparing software development to writing, showing us how we can be better developers by following the advice set out for us by authors like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. I’m intrigued by this—one to attend, for sure!

These are just four of the 40+ talks on the programme. We’re super excited to have Gabriele, Heiko, Noel, and Peter with us, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in Islington, London on 14th December.

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

Overview

Want to understand where Scala is going, what’s Lightbend’s vision for collaboration, competition and interoperability in Scala? How the Dotty project will help develop new technology for Scala tooling and concepts for future Scala language versions? Are you involved in a large Microservices or Big Data project and want to learn how the Reactive Architecture and SMACK stack help address common challenges? Join Scala eXchange London 2018!

Join us at Scala eXchange London 2018 on December 13-14th

Join Scala eXchange London 2018, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the Scala world.

Thank you for making Scala eXchange 2017 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!

Last year's highlights included keynotes from Holden Karau, Bartosz Milewski, Debasish Ghosh, Rúnar Bjarnason, and some of the topics explored were shapeless, machine learning, typelevel, streams, spark, JSONPath, Cassandra, and more!


Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great Early Bird offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with scala fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!


ScalaX Day 3 - ScalaX2gether Community Day - Sat 15 Dec

The ScalaX2gether Community Day will follow 2 power packed days at Scala eXchange London on Saturday 15th December at Skills Matter's home, CodeNode.

ScalaX2gether is a friendly place where you can get involved in Scala open source. Come along to meet new people, learn new things, and contribute to your favourite Scala projects!

It doesn't matter whether you've been coding Scala for three months or three years---there will be something for everyone.

The event will be a single day in an unconference/hack day format. The full set of sessions and topics will be decided on the day, so bring your ideas and enthusiasm with you!

You can register here

Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct here.

ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Scala eXchange London for various reasons.

Find more information here!


Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

Day 1: Thursday 13th December

All rooms will be allocated 2 weeks before the conference! Watch this space :)

Track - - - -
08:15

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:00

Scala eXchange 2018 Opening - Welcome to Day 1!

09:15

Keynote: Thrilled to have Martin Odersky at ScalaX 2018!

Martin Odersky


functional-programming scala scalax
10:15

Tea & Coffee Break

10:30

Ciris: Functional Configurations

Viktor Lövgren


effects type-classes literal-types configurations functional-programming scala

Types vs Tests

Julien Truffaut


type-theory types scala testing

Principled SBT

Andrea Peruffo


sbt-tools scala

A Fistful of Functors

Itamar Ravid


cats category-theory functor functional-programming scala
11:15

Tea & Coffee Break

11:30

Cats Effect: The IO Monad for Scala

Gabriel Volpe

Advanced


mtl fp cats-effect cats effects scala typelevel

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax
12:15

Tea & Coffee Break

12:30

Akka Cluster – Up and Running

Heiko Seeberger


distributed-data akka-cluster akka scala

Cobind and Chill

Danielle Ashley


functional electronics low-level signals scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax
13:15

Lunch

14:30

Keynote: Looking forward to having Eugenia Cheng at ScalaX 2018!

Dr Eugenia Cheng


haskell functional-programming scala scalax
15:30

Tea & Coffee Break

15:45

Functional Composition and the Kleisli

Alexander Worton


scala typelevel testing functional-composition kleisli scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


functional-programming scala scalax
16:30

Tea & Coffee Break

16:45

Throw Away your Bash Scripts

Trond Bjerkestrand


JVM scala-native functional-programming scala

What Can Lagom Do For You?

Renato Cavalcanti


cqrs event-sourcing play microservices lagom akka-cluster scala

Embrace the Implicit

Anna Bladzich


design-patterns implicit-conversions implicit-parameters implicits scala

Back to Basics aka 'When to Break Rules'

Rory Graves


reactive functional-programming scala scalax
17:30

Tea & Coffee Break

17:45

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax
18:00

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax
18:15

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax

Lightning Talk: To be Confirmed (15min)


functional-programming scala scalax
18:30

End of #ScalaX Day 1 - Party buses will be ready at BDC forecourt at the end of the last session to ferry all those with party tix to CodeNode!

19:00

#ScalaX Party at CodeNode (10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB) with Drinks, Nibbles & Music!

Day 2: Friday 14th December

All rooms will be allocated 2 weeks before the conference! Watch this space :)

Track - - - -
08:15

Registration & Breakfast Refreshments

09:15

Scala eXchange 2018 Opening - Welcome to Day 2!

09:30

Keynote: Burnout

Jessica Rose


burnout scala functional-programming scalax
10:30

Tea & Coffee Break

10:45

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Functional Interpreters and You

Dave Gurnell


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
11:30

Tea & Coffee Break

11:45

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
12:30

Lunch

14:00

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
14:45

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00

Neural Network from Scratch in Scala

Joy Sun


neural-network deep-learning scala

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


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Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
15:45

Tea & Coffee Break

16:00

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax

Talk to be Confirmed (45min)


scala functional-programming scalax
16:45

Tea & Coffee Break

17:00

Keynote: Pushing Types and Gazing at the Stars

Rob Norris


types scala functional-programming
18:00

#ScalaX 2018 Wrap Up Presentation

18:15

End of #ScalaX 2018: See you at #ScalaX2gether and in 2019!

Venue

Business Design Centre

Situated in Islington, one of London’s most vibrant areas, the BDC is within walking distance of Angel tube station and relatively close to Kings Cross, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Euston stations. Conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone, the venue also benefits from on-site car parking, an adjacent Hilton Hotel, and has disabled access.

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Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, GB


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Get Involved

Call for Papers is CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Email us at [email protected] and we will put your name down as a volunteer for Scala eXchange London 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed closer to the conference.

ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our ScalaX London Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Scala eXchange London for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at ScalaX London 2018!

To apply please fill in this form:


Fringe

Come and join us at ScalaX2gether Community Day 2018!

We hope Scala eXchange 2018 will inspire you with lots of new ideas. If you fancy diving in for more with hands on workshops and free hacking, join fellow Scala eXchange attendees and some of the most talented coders and experts, for the ScalaX2gether event and create something amazing together! Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

Joining us for Scala eXchange 2018 and want more? Make it a whole week of Scala learning with these fringe courses...

Call or email our team about the ScalaX Fringe Package for a special discount on bundle tickets!

Scala Advanced with Dick Wall

10th - 12th December 2018

Are you an experienced Scala developer or an API and Library programmer, wanting to up your Scala game? Want to learn the advanced aspects of the Scala language and core libraries? Then come along to Advanced Scala 2017, a special 3-day Tutorial by Dick Wall to hone your skills!

Get your ticket here

Lightbend Scala Language - Professional

11th - 12th December 2018

Would you like to learn functional programming in Scala? Join Trond Bjerkestrand on this intensive, hands-on course and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the Scala language, the tooling and the development process.

This two-day Scala Professional course will give you an excellent grounding in Scala and a good appreciation of the more advanced features. Upon completion of this Scala course, you will be able to confidently start programming in Scala. If you already have Scala programming experience, then this course could be a useful refresher, yet no previous knowledge of Scala is assumed.

Get your ticket here

Lightbend Apache Spark for Scala

11th - 12th December 2018

Would you like to learn how to implement data analytics using Apache Spark for Reactive applications? Then join us for this two-day hands-on course led by the world's leading Spark experts.

Join this two-day Apache Spark course for developers and learn how to implement data processing pipelines and analytics using Apache Spark. Come along to learn the Spark Core, SQL/DataFrame, Streaming, and MLlib (machine learning) APIs through hands-on exercises.

Get your ticket here

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support Scala eXchange's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email [email protected] or phone 0207 183 9040.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (6m x 3m) in central conference break-out area
      • 8 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 8 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ScalaX Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the ScalaX 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ScalaX Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the ScalaX 2018 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ScalaX Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (2m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £895 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 1 of your #scalax related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1m x 1m) in central conference break-out area
      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • ScalaX 2018 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ScalaX 2018 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


    • Scala eXchange Lanyards
    • Be remembered! Have your logo printed on all Scala Lanyards, provided to all conference attendees, speakers and sponsors attending this year.

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo on 800 Scala Lanyards
      • Exclusive to two lanyard sponsors only!

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Press

Blog posts

Alice Lloyd, of LinuxRecruit and the Scala Central meetup, blogged about ScalaX 2016

Dave Gurnell reveals which talks Underscore will be looking out for at ScalaX 2017!


Scala Exchange is only a month away and excitement is building at Underscore HQ. We thought we’d write a series of posts about our involvement with the conference. Watch this space over the coming weeks for announcements and Scalax-related content, and subscribe to the newsletter to take advantage of some upcoming promotions and discounts.

We have an amazing programme this year (admittedly I’m biased—I helped select it). Our four keynotes—Bartosz Milewski, Debasish Ghosh, Holden Karau, and Rúnar Bjarnasson—all speak for themselves, so here are some of my personal picks from the rest of the programme.

You can find the complete schedule on the Scala Exchange website where you can grab tickets if you haven’t already done so. We’ll also have some discounts available in our December newsletter, out next week.

We’re also running a Cats training course on the 12th and 13th December right before the conference. Book your place now on our Eventbrite page.

Gabriele Petronella – Move Fast and Fix Things
Beginner friendly

Scalafix has been getting a lot of attention recently. Initially intended as a tool to help migrate between Scala versions, it is now a fully fledged migration and refactoring tool that has been picked up by several open source libraries (most notably Cats) as a way to automate upgrades through breaking API changes. You can even use it for your own refactorings!

Heiko Seeberger – Farewell Any => Unit, Welcome Akka Typed!
Beginner friendly

I have a few criticisms of actors but chief among them is the lack of type safety. It’s hard to think of a less precise type than Any => Unit, and this is unfortunately the type you get in the receive loop of an actor… until now. Akka Typed is here to save the day, so come and speak to Heiko and find out how to sprinkle your actor systems with a little type safety.

Noel Markham – Creating a Physics Simulation with Scala.js
Beginner friendly

I love graphics, physics, and front end development. The quick visual feedback loop is perfect for creative, fun programming. Scala.js provides a great way to to all of this goodness from a language that puts statically typed functional programming first. At Scala Exchange, Noel will be showing us the power of Scala.js by live coding a simple physics demo from scratch, right in front of our eyes. What’s not to like?

Peter Hilton – How to Name Things: The Hardest Problem in Programming
Beginner friendly

Peter is a great speaker who brings fascinating topics out of left field and turns them into compelling and enlightening talks. At Scala Exchange he’ll be comparing software development to writing, showing us how we can be better developers by following the advice set out for us by authors like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. I’m intrigued by this—one to attend, for sure!

These are just four of the 40+ talks on the programme. We’re super excited to have Gabriele, Heiko, Noel, and Peter with us, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in Islington, London on 14th December.

Skillscasts

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

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