Scala Days 2015 - San Francisco

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Monday, 16th - Wednesday, 18th March at Fort Mason, San Francisco

Martin Odersky, Dianne Marsh and Danese Cooper. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.


Scala Days 2015, the premier Scala Conference, will be held this year at Fort Mason in San Francisco on March 16th through 18th, 2015.

This year, Scala Days will bring together developers from all corners of the world to share their experiences and new ideas around creating applications with Scala and related technologies, such as Akka and Play Frameworks.

A few of the Scala Days 2015 SF speakers include:

  • Martin Odersky, Chief Architect & Co-Founder at Typesafe
  • Jonas Boner, Inventor of Akka, CTO at Typesafe and Co-Author of the Reactive Manifesto
  • Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering Tools at Netflix
  • Dean Wampler, Big Data Architect and Co-Author of Programming Scala
  • Denese Cooper, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - Open Source at PayPal

and over 60 more speakers on the programme

Scala Days provides a unique opportunity for Scala users to interact with the contributors to the language and related technologies and connect with fellow developers. Leaders from Scala User Groups and communities around the globe, students and language contributors, will gather to discuss academic research, use-cases and visionary projects for a fun and action-packed event.

As a member of the SkillsMatter Community, we can provide you with a special discount of $100 off registration. Register with the following code: skillsmatter to take advantage of the discount.

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Keynote: Scala - where it came from, where it's going

Scala Creator and Typesafe Co-Founder will give a conference keynote on Scala past and future.

Find the full Scala Days 2015 schedule here

Martin Odersky

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.

Tuesday Keynote

Head of open-source at Paypal and former chief open-source evangelist for Sun Microsystems Danese Cooper will give Tuesdays keynote.

Find the full Scala Days 2015 schedule here

Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper (born January 19, 1959) is an American programmer, computer scientist, and an advocate of open source software. Cooper has held many leadership roles within the computer science sector. She has managed teams at Symantec and Apple Inc. and for six years served as Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun Microsystems before leaving to serve as Senior Director for Open Source Strategies at Intel. She advised on open source policy to the R community while at REvolution Computing (now Revolution Analytics), and she served from February 2010 to July 2011 as Chief Technical Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation.

Technical Leadership from wherever you are

Leadership isn’t something that you obtain with a manager role. It’s something that you *are*. Leaders exist everywhere in an organization. Leaders lead up, sideways, and down in a hierarchy. How do they do that? Why do they do that? How do they maintain their technical acumen if they relinquish their hands-on roles?

You may choose to use your leadership skills to lead a project, lead an organization or simply to rally your coworkers. Or, you may just build better communication with your manager. You will leave this talk with a better understanding of what your leadership tendencies are, and how you might grow as a leader, regardless of whether or not you want to become a manager.

Find the full schedule of talks at Scala Days 2015 here

Dianne Marsh

Dianne Marsh is the Director of Engineering for Cloud Tools at Netflix.


Fort Mason

Scala Days 2015 will be held at Fort Mason in San Francisco this year!

In this complex of renovated military buildings, at the hub of the first urban National Park, visitors can discover all the vitality and diversity that make San Francisco one of the most exciting cities in the world. The concept that inspired creation of the GGNRA was to bring the park to the people. It is the bustling activity at Fort Mason Center that brings people to the park. Fort Mason Center combines, as perhaps no other place in the country, a magnificent setting in the heart of a great city with cultural activity for people of diverse interests and backgrounds.

More information on this venue can be found at: http://www.fortmason.org/aboutus


Fort Mason

2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123, US

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