Scala LiftOff London 2011

Topics covered at #scalalol

Thursday, 13th - Friday, 14th October in London

13 experts spoke.

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Concurrent Hash Tries

Phil Bagwell

It was with great sadness that we learned of Phil's passing on October 6th 2012. Phil, a much respected and integral part of the Scala community, was also a dear friend of Skills Matter. We worked closely with Phil on the propagation of Scala and nur

Liftweb in the real-world, a hyper-polyglot's tale

Franz Bettag

Franz is a BSD-enthusiastic Black Belt DevOp with Polyglot tendencies. After having done paid projects in over 25 programming languages, he's found his passion in Scala and has been an active member of the community since 2009.

Apache ESME

Vassil Dichev

Vassil is a committer at Apache ESME, an open-source microblogging application written in Lift, and also a committer at Lift, a scalable, secure and full-featured Scala web framework. Vassil is using Scala at Remember The Milk trying to help peopl

Version 2.0: Scala IDE for Eclipse

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.

Reading, Writing and the REST

Dave Gurnell

Dave is a developer, trainer, and partner at underscore.io. He has spent over a decade programming, speaking at conferences, and writing books on functional programming.

Building real-time sports betting systems in Lift

Catherine Jung

Catherine is a Java dev turned Scala dev, co-coder of the first HTML only inplay gaming system, and co-founder of the Scala development consultancy SwitchToScala

Lift from a JEE perspective

Andreas Krogh

Andreas has 13 years experience doing commercial software-development. The last 12 years he has been working almost exclusively with JAVA and JEE.


Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall (@oxbow_lakes) is one of the 22 scala gold-badged users on StackOverflow, although he is unique in being the only undeserving recipient.

Naught to Scala in Just 2 Years: Learning Scala through Building a MongoDB Driver

Brendan McAdams

Brendan is a Senior Consultant & Trainer at BoldRadius, where he works directly with clients to help them find success through consulting and training on the Typesafe Reactive Platform.

Conference closing -- with prizes

David Pollak

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

Welcome & Keynote

David Pollak

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

Scala continuations and NIO meet JVM coroutines

Miles Sabin

Founding Partner and Scala/Dotty Compiler Engineer, Underscore Consulting LLP

Lift at the Guardian

Graham Tackley

Graham Tackley works at the Guardian.

Other Years

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