2 DAY CONFERENCE

Scala eXchange 2011

Topics covered at #scalax

Wednesday, 15th - Thursday, 16th June in London

18 experts spoke.

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Keynote - What’s New What’s Next

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.

The New Scala Eclipse Plug-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.

Representing polymorphic function values in Scala using type classes

Miles Sabin

Miles has been doing stuff with Scala for more than ten years, currently with Underscore Consulting. He is a cofounder of Typelevel and 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: Using Lift for writing social messaging apps

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

Stairway to Heaven or “Java with Closures”

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.

Lightning Talk: How to foster Scala adoption in your organisation

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

Lightning Talk: How To Build A High Performance Scalable Infrastructure

Dave Savage

Dave Savage is a software engineer focused on building scalable, modular, dynamic networked software. General areas of interest include architectural/semantic simplicity and ...

Keynote -- Introducing Scalate, the Scala Template Engine

James Strachan

James Strachan created the Groovy programming language and Apache Camel and was one of the founders of these open source projects: Apache ActiveMQ, Apache ServiceMix, fabric8 and hawtio. James is currently Senior Consulting Software Engineer at Red Hat and has more than 20 years experience in enterprise software development with a background in finance, consulting, and middleware. He also loves microservices.

The Promising Future of Akka

Viktor Klang

Viktor Klang is the Deputy CTO at Typesafe—prolific contributor to the Akka project as well as member of the Reactive Streams SIG when not involved in the Scala Standard Library concurrency APIs. Interested in all things distributed and concurrent—software as hardware.

Connecting Akka to the rest of the world with Apache Camel

Martin Krasser

Martin Krasser is a freelance software architect and engineer with software development experience in Java since 1998 and Scala since 2009. He is committer in several open-source projects including Apache Camel and Akka. His current focus is the deve

Developing Scalable Software on the Cloud

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.

Parallel Collections

Alex Prokopec

Aleksandar Prokopec is a research assistant in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the EPFL in Switzerland, working in the LAMP laboratory under the supervision of dr. Martin Odersky. He received his Master degree at the Faculty of E

Scala as an Agile Enabler

Kevin Wright

Kevin is part of Scala Technology Ltd. a regular speaker, and committer to multiple open-source Scala projects

Lightning Talk: Our experience from Java to Scala

Paul Dale

Paul is the Principal Architect for Elemica, a leading global Supply Chain services provider. Paul has led the charge transforming a traditional enterprise Java shop into a modern Scala-based team using Akka, Scala, and Lift. He has been slaying

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