2 DAY CONFERENCE

Scala Lift Off London 2010

Topics covered at #scalalol

Thursday, 7th - Friday, 8th October in London

20 experts spoke.

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Programme

How we moved from Java to Scala

Graham Tackley

Graham Tackley works at the Guardian.

Questions and Answers

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

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 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

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

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

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)

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

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.

MineSweeper in 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)

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.

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 finished yet. While he's not travelling the world attending Scala conferences, or organizing Scala World, Jon spends his time working on a variety of open-source Scala libraries, and providing professional Scala training services.

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