ScalaXHack 2016

Topics covered at #scalaxhack

Saturday, 10th December at CodeNode, London

Starts at 10:00 AM.


We're excited to announce the return of the Scala Exchange Hack Day, to be held on Saturday 10th December at Skills Matter's home, CodeNode. The #ScalaXHack is organized by Skills Matter, with Underscore, Typelevel, and the Scala Centre. Together, we will host a daytime hackathon with a few unconference sessions.

About the Event

The Hack Day will follow 2 power packed days at Scala eXchange!

ScalaXHack 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. You don't even have to have attended Scala Exchange to participate.

You Control the Content

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! Example sessions include:

  • Hacking on new and established open source projects

  • Docsprees and non-technical sessions

  • Workshops and explorations of FP ideas, concepts, and libraries

  • Round-table discussions on technical and non-technical topics

How It Works

We'll start with a series of introductions and invite all attendees to do 1 to 5 minute pitches for sessions they would like to attend or host. We'll collaboratively work out a timetable and then split off to attend the sessions that interest us. Here's a rough timetable:

  • 9am - Doors open , Registration & Welcome Refreshments

  • 10am - Introductions and session pitches

  • 11am - Schedule published, sessions start

  • 12.30pm - Lunch

  • 13.30pm - Sessions resume

  • 17.00pm - #ScalaXHack 2016 Wraps!

Highlights & Expected Projects

We have started a Github repo to collect ideas for projects, talks, workshops, and round-table discussions.

There's also a Gitter channel to discuss the day and get in touch with new collaborators.

Please get in touch on Gitter to discuss ideas, and send us a PR if you'd like to propose a session or hack project.

We've also had some specific session proposals. These will be available as options when we collaboratively decide on the programme:

  • Miles Sabin - Typelevel Scala hacking session

  • Noel Welsh - beginner's Cats workshop

  • Renato Cavalcanti - beginner's FunCQRS workshop

  • Dave Gurnell - beginner's shapeless workshop

  • Richard Dallaway - beginner's Slick workshop

  • Eugene Burmako - scala.meta and macro paradise hacking session

How Much does a ticket Cost?

This is a free community event. There will be no charge for entry.

We expect demand for places to be high. Please do not sign up unless you are certain you will be able to attend.

Code of Conduct

Skills Matter is delighted to welcome you to the event and appreciate you as an integral part of our community whose contributions are invaluable. Our Code of Conduct is a guideline and promise to all members of our community.

Typelevel is a great supporter of the community and Skills Matter. We are glad to be working with them and Underscore for this event. The Typelevel Code of Conduct will also apply on this day.

Content Disclaimer

We make no claims to ownership over any type of intellectual property you may use at the hackathon, including trademarks, copyrights, and patentable ideas.

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We're currently working on a program. If you have any suggestions, topics you'd like to see covered, or experts you'd like to meet, let us know!



CodeNode is the UK's largest venue dedicated to Technology events and was designed to provide a space for Skills Matter's community of software professionals to come together and enjoy meetups, conferences, training and networking events. With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, Codenode welcomes thousands of engineers each year, who come together to learn and share skills, exoerience and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features six dedicated event spaces, a large break-out area, complete with fully-licensed bar, reliable wifi, plenty of power sockets, and 6 dedicated event and collaboration spaces.



10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB

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HackTheTower - December Edition 2016

The HackTheTower December session will be held on the same day as the #ScalaXHack and in CodeNode as well. The HackTheTower is also a free event for all to join. The session will focus on Clojure. More information can be found here.


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