2 DAY CONFERENCE

Scala LiftOff London 2011

Topics covered at #scalalol

Thursday, 13th - Friday, 14th October at The Skills Matter eXchange, London

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

We are very pleased to announce Scala Lift Off London 2011! The event will take place at Skills Matter over two days. Scala Lift Off London had its first event in 2010, where we benefited from many interesting contributions from the Scala Community. We hope to see as many exciting innovations and ideas next year.

Thanks to our sponsors

Welcome & Keynote

David Pollak looks back over the last 3 years of Scala LiftOff -- and takes stack of where we are going

David Pollak

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

Building real-time sports betting systems in Lift

Catherine Jung will present our approach, the challenges we faced, and the things that turned out to be so much easier than expected when developing in Scala with 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

Version 2.0: Scala IDE for Eclipse

Iulian Dragos will be demonstrating version 2.0 of the Scala IDE for Eclipse.

Iulian Dragos

Iulian Dragos is a key member of Martin Odersky’s EPFL's Scala team. For the last six years he has been the main contributor for many critical Scala components including the compiler backend, its optimizer and the Eclipse build manager.

Scala continuations and NIO meet JVM coroutines

Miles Sabin, certified level 42 Scala type spelunker, will present Scala continuations and NIO meet JVM coroutinesbe presenting for Scala LiftOff London 2011.

Miles Sabin

Miles has been doing stuff with Scala for the last 10 years, most recently with Underscore and Precog. His best known project, the Scala generic programming library shapeless, is the weapon of choice wherever boilerplate needs to be scrapped or arities abstracted over.

Apache ESME

Learn how Apache ESME uses Lift to create a secure real-time web application. Discover how Lift actors help scalability. Find out one way to easily create and test a RESTful API. Explore some of the Lift modules used by 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

Lift from a JEE perspective

In this presentation for Scala LiftOff 2011, Andreas Krogh tries to answer how Lift plays with the JEE-stack with an example application.

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.

Concurrent Hash Tries

In this talk, Phil Bagwell will explain how the non-blocking data structure is achieved. A new fast hash function will be discussed.

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

Open space unconference

The afternoon at Scala LiftOff is the open space unconference format

Various Speakers

Various Speakers

Keynote: The Rapture Platform as a Service

Jon Pretty opens day 2 with the keynote, discussing the Rapture Platform as a Service offering that his company has been building

Jon Pretty

Jon has been an active member of the Scala community since 2004, when he launched the first commercial application in Scala. Since then, he's successfully deployed Scala in small businesses, large corporations, and government. Jon is the developer of the open-source Rapture I/O libraries.

Scalaz

Chris Marshall will present ScalaZ in a totally comprehensible way. You'll see how the awesomeness of Scala can be transformed into real-world success in financial services.

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.

Lift at the Guardian

Graham Tackley from The Guardian will be presenting at the Scala LiftOff London. He will discuss using Lift in the stateless front end of the Guardian site as well as the Guardian's content API.

Graham Tackley

Graham Tackley works at the Guardian.

Reading, Writing and the REST

In this talk, Dave Gurnell will walk through the creation of Bigtop Routes, a bidirectional mapping library that is both type-safe and developer-friendly. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which Scala language features, such as flexible syntax, implicit conversions, and a touch of type-level programming, help to simplify the task at hand.

Dave Gurnell

Dave is a Scala consultant and developer working for Underscore in London, UK. He has been a Scala developer since 2010 and a functional programmer for nearly a decade.

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

Franz Bettag will be exploring for Scala LiftOff London the ideas from his blog post How Liftweb changed my view of Web-Applications.

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.

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

When he began working with Scala in October, 2009, Brendan McAdams had never written any Scala. In this talk, Brendan will explore the lessons learned in exploring Scala through the creation of Casbah, including Rules of Style for the burgeoning library author, hairy corners of Scala, and when not to be clever and why.

Brendan McAdams

A polyglot programmer, Brendan has made various contributions to Open Source in the past including building a Linux Driver for the Lego Mindstorms system — which now ships with the kernel. Brendan McAdams works at Netflix having previously worked within the Professional Services team at Typesafe.

Open space unconference

The afternoon at Scala LiftOff is the open space unconference format

Various Speakers

Various Speakers

Conference closing -- with prizes

David Pollak closes the conference with prizes. Then we go to the pub for more Scala discussion!

David Pollak

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

The Skills Matter eXchange

Located just a five minute walk from Barbican and Old Street Stations and a 15 minute walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, the Skills Matter eXchange provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful Tech Event.

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Fully equipped, with well working WIFI and projection facilities, and with AV, power points and white boards available in most of our space, the Skills Matter eXchange provides:

  • one auditorium, seating up to 125 people (theatre style)

  • two spacious event-, or training rooms, each seating up to 70 people theatre style or 25 people class room style

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  • two funky break-out areas serving complementary coffee & tea throughout your event.

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  • Email: info@skillsmatter.com

  • Address: Skills Matter, 116-120 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP

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