Michael currently works for Comcast, where he builds distributed systems that power infrastructure for their next generation services, and is writing ‘Functional Programming Patterns In Scala and Clojure’ for the Pragmatic Press. In his spare time he
Jonas Bonér is founder and CTO of Lightbend, inventor of the Akka project, co-author of the Reactive Manifesto and a Java Champion.
Kevin Brown is a PhD candidate in the Pervasive Parallelism Lab at Stanford University. His research focuses on simplifying parallel and distributed programming using compiler and runtime systems to target heterogeneous hardware from domain-specific
Product Manager at JetBrains for IntelliJ IDEA
Sébastien Doeraene is a compiler/runtime systems hacker, and the author of Scala.js. He is a Ph.D. student at EPFL in the programming methods laboratory (LAMP), also known as the Scala team. He holds bachelor and master degrees in computer science engineering from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. When he is not busy coding, he sings in choirs and a cappella groups, or rides around on a unicycle.
Co-founder of a stealth mode startup aiming at revolutionising Scala developers' life. Mirco has 10+ year experience with Scala, and also has extensive knowledge on Akka, Lagom, Playframework, and Sbt. Before founding his own company, he worked at Lightbend (formerly known as Typesafe), where he wore different hats: from engineering, to consulting, and (fun fact) even sales! He is a certified Lightbend trainer for Akka, Playframework, and Scala. He loves meeting people and sharing experiences, so don't hesitate to say hi when you see him. In his freetime, he plays chess and studies wine - both theory and practice! :)
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Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research at EPFL on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala's first act
Kevin has authored over 15 books on topics ranging from enterprise to web to UI in .NET and Objective-C. He is addicted to learning new languages, both spoken and computer, and has recently started learning Scala.
Scala expert Roland Kuhn is one of the core developers of the Akka project at Typesafe. Before joining Typesafe in 2011, he completed a PhD in physics and gained four years of experience as a systems engineer in satellite operations.
Viktor Klang is the Deputy CTO at Typesafe—prolific contributor to the Akka project as well as member of the Reactive Streams SIG when not involved in the Scala Standard Library concurrency APIs. Interested in all things distributed and concurrent—software as hardware.
Shadaj is a 12 year old, who loves to program, and he has presented at the Bay Area Scala Enthusiast group showing how he implemented the Conway's Game of Life in Scala
Long-time Ruby developer who recently made the switch to Scala.
Jan Machacek is a passionate technologist with hands-on experience of the practical aspects of software delivery (architecture, quality, CI, CD), the project management approaches (applying the principles of agile project management), and mentoring and motivating engineering & business teams.
Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Professor, Institute for Software Research
Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is best known as the creator of the Scala programming language. Prior to that, he made several contributions to the development of Java. He created the Pizza and GJ languages, designed the original version of generics for Java, and wrote the javac reference compiler.
An early believer in the ability of Java to deliver "enterprise-grade" software, Andrew quickly focused on the development of high-throughput, resilient and scalable Java EE applications. Specializing in concurrency and high performance development,
Miles has been doing stuff with Scala for more than ten years, currently with Underscore Consulting. He is a cofounder of Typelevel and his best known project, the Scala generic programming library shapeless, is the weapon of choice wherever boilerplate needs to be scrapped or arities abstracted over.
Heiko Seeberger loves rock climbing, is an internationally renowned expert on Scala, Akka and Functional Programming and is enthusiastic about Rust. He has more than twenty years of experience in software engineering, consulting and training and is an active open source contributor. Heiko works as an independent consultant and regularly shares his knowledge at conferences and user group meetings.
He tweets as @hseeberger and sometimes blogs at heikoseeberger.rocks.
A Java programmer since 1996, I’ve fallen in love with Scala over the last two to three years. I’m extremely fortunate to work more or less full time in Scala at my current position at The Broad Institute. Interests include software engineering, agil
Eric is a recovering C++/Java developer who fell in love with functional programming and was incredibly happy the day he landed his first Scala job. The companies he has worked for range from very small start-ups to huge corps in all sort of sectors: telecoms, banking, pharmaceuticals, software editing.
Stefan Zeiger is a member of the Scala compiler team at Lightbend. He was the tech lead for Slick since 2011 and the creator of its predecessor, ScalaQuery. He has been a user of Java and the JVM platform professionally since 1996, working on a diverse range of projects from web servers to GUI frameworks and programming language design, and moving on from Java to Scala since 2008. He is a frequent speaker at ScalaDays and other conferences.
Winner of the inaugural Phil Bagwell Award for Service to the Scala Community and with over twelve years of experience in Scala development as well as being a member of Java Posse, Dick Wall is a renowned speaker and trainer in the application of Scala. He is a Geographical Information System specialist using Scala at Hopper, Inc., CEO of Escalate Software and previous co-host on Scalawags Podcast. Dick has rediscovered his love of GIS combined with the power of the Scala type system, and wants to share his experiences of writing APIs to simplify that subject for others.
Matei Zaharia is an author of the Spark programming framework, and a committer on Apache Mesos and Apache Hadoop.
Reynold Xin is a PhD student in the AMP Lab and the Database Group at UC Berkeley. He is the lead developer of the Shark project and the GraphX project. Before graduate school, he had 3 short engineering stints at Google, IBM, and Altera. His interes
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Scala Days 2012
Two days in London
Scala Days 2012 is a fantastic and unique occasion to meet with Scala-using professionals and companies, to exchange ideas and form business relations, as well as to discover the latest practical and theoretical development concerning the Scala language. A central part of the Scala Days event...scala lift akka