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2 DAY CONFERENCE

Scala Lift Off London 2010

Topics covered at #scalalol

Thursday, 7th - Friday, 8th October at Skills Matter, London

20 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM.

The Scala LiftOff comes to Skills Matter! We are thrilled to partner with David Pollak @dpp, Kaliya Hamlin @identitywoman, Jennifer Holmes @dangerangel and the London Scala Community for a 2 DAY Scala LiftOff! This 2 day Scala Unconference will enable you to delve deep into Scala and Lift, as well as present projects in Speed Geeking sessions. Stay tuned for information, on this page, or follow updates on twitter @skillsmatter #scalalol.

How we moved from Java to Scala

Graham Tackley presents the experience of how the Guardian moved from Java to Scala.

Graham Tackley

Graham Tackley works at the Guardian.

Questions and Answers

David Pollak, creator of the Lift Web Framework for Scala will give a talk and participate in the Open Space sessions of the Scala Lift-Off London 2010

David Pollak

David Pollak is a long time Scala dude, interested in Functional Programming, Scala, Clojure and making things better.

Scala 2.8 Collections Outside In

Martin Odersky, creator of Scala, presents Scala 2.8 Collections outside in.

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.

Akka: Simpler Concurrency, Scalability & Fault-Tolerance through Actors

Jonas Boner, creator of Akka, will talk about how to achieve simpler concurrency, scalability & fault-tolerance through Actors.

Jonas Bonér

Jonas Bonér is founder and CTO of Lightbend, inventor of the Akka project, co-author of the Reactive Manifesto and a Java Champion.

No Boxing Here: A Scala Compiler Plugin Walk Through

No boxing here! In this talk, Iulian Dragos gives you a walk-through of a Scala compiler plugin.

Iulian Dragos

Iulian Dragoș dreams about a world where the Scala programming language is the default choice for new projects. He learned Scala by writing the compiler backend for it during his PhD at EPFL, back in 2004, and he was the first employee of Lightbend (formerly Typesafe). At Lightbend he helped the company grow from 5 to 85 employees, playing the role of engineer, technical lead, consultant, trainer or sales engineer. Iulian is a frequent speaker at conferences and actively contributing to several open-source projects.

Experience with Scala & AKKA at BBC R&D prototyping

I have used Scala, Lift (and Akka) on and off for 18 months. I'd like to share with you my experiences and learn what projects are in production and what challenges others have faced.

Glen Ford

Based in London, Glen is the Chief Architect of zeebox, a UK based startup aiming to bring the best of web and TV together. With nearly 20 years of experience he has worked in various industries including Defence, Telecommunications, Gaming and Media

When is an Object too Big & Complex to be Immutable?

In this talk, we discuss when is an object too big and complex to be immutable.

Day 1 Recap

Kaliya Hamlin, aka Identity Woman, gives a recap of the Day 1 activities.

Lifty (Lightning Talk)

Mads Hartmann Jensen talks about Lifty.

Parsing in Scala: Combinators and Parboiled

In this talk, Mathias Doenitz discusses parsing in Scala: combinators and parboiled.

Mathias Doenitz

Mathias is lead developer of spray.io, Akka committer and passionate Scala-ista. As a long-time and active member of the Java and Scala open source community he is especially excited about everything performance-, scalability- and web-related.

Parboiled - Scala Parsing DSL (Lightning Talk)

In this lightning talk, Marthias Doenitz presents Parboiled - Scala Parsing DSL.

Mathias Doenitz

Mathias is lead developer of spray.io, Akka committer and passionate Scala-ista. As a long-time and active member of the Java and Scala open source community he is especially excited about everything performance-, scalability- and web-related.

Scala Modules (Lightning Talk)

Heiko Seeberger talks about Scala Modules in this lighning talk.

Heiko Seeberger

Heiko Seeberger is Fellow at codecentric and an internationally renowned expert on Scala and Akka. He has more than 20 years of experience in consulting and software development.

MineSweeper in Scala and Lift

In this talk, Kevin Wright presents MineSweeper for Scala and Lift.

Kevin Wright

Kevin is part of Scala Technology Ltd. a regular speaker, and committer to multiple open-source Scala projects

Why Scala and Lift? (Lightning Talk)

In this lightning talk, Jeppe Nejsum Madsen gives his take on why Scala and Lift.

Jeppe Nejsum Madsen

Jeppe Nejsum Madsen is the CTO of FleetZone, a company that provids a SaaS based fleet management platform written in Scala & Lift. He's a committer at the Lift project and an enterprise consultant and architect.

Databinder Dispatch

Richard Dallaway talks about Databinder Dispatch.

Richard Dallaway

Richard Dallaway is an active member of the Scala User Group and regularly blogs about Scala and Lift on his blog: richard.dallaway.com.

Type Classes and Cake Patterns

In this talk, Iulian Dragos and Jon Pretty talk about Type Classes and Cake Patterns.

Iulian Dragos

Iulian Dragoș dreams about a world where the Scala programming language is the default choice for new projects. He learned Scala by writing the compiler backend for it during his PhD at EPFL, back in 2004, and he was the first employee of Lightbend (formerly Typesafe). At Lightbend he helped the company grow from 5 to 85 employees, playing the role of engineer, technical lead, consultant, trainer or sales engineer. Iulian is a frequent speaker at conferences and actively contributing to several open-source projects.

Jon Pretty

Jon has been having fun riding the bleeding edge of Scala for over a decade, and he's not done yet. While he's not travelling the world attending Scala conferences, or organizing his own (Scala World), Jon spends his time working on the open-source Rapture libraries.

Lift Deployment Issues

The various Lift deployment issues are discussed here.

Various Speakers

Various Speakers

Scala on the Play!

In this talk, Arthur Embleton talks about Scala on the Play!

Test Narratives

In this talk, Pawel Krupinski discusses the issues of Scala Testing.

Questions & Answers

The questions raised by the audience are tackled by members of the audience itself.

Various Speakers

Various Speakers

MongoDB

Ivan Porto Carrero discusses MongoDB and Scala.

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