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.

Thanks to our sponsors


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!


In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!

With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.



Skills Matter | CodeNode, 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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