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Springer

Springer is a world-class international publisher. With over eight million content items available online to academic and professional institutions globally, our digital-first strategy embraces the modern economy. We build our software incrementally, iteratively, and continuously, so you’ll be able to see new work go live to over four million visitors around the globe every week. Our flavour of agile has been heavily influenced by XP and Kanban, and if something isn’t working, we change it. We’re in the business of building enterprise-class web applications, and delivering a first-rate user experience is essential. We are a multi-disciplinary team working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, who value honest opinion and open debate. We’re responsible for designing, building, testing and releasing our new content distribution site, SpringerLink, as well as integrating all Springer’s key online offerings into one platform. We’re in the business of building enterprise-class web applications, and delivering a first-rate user experience is essential. If you haven’t yet, meet our team In 2011 we decided to build a brand new platform to host and provide access to our millions of pieces of content. We were starting from scratch and decided that the status quo wasn’t good enough so looked around for something that was modern yet proven to be scalable in the real world. We needed good JVM support and type safety but wanted to move beyond the constraints of OO into functional programming. Once we played with Scala we were hooked; we love that it’s concise, expressive and powerful. It’s now the default choice for all new projects. The majority of our stack is OpenSource and as we're using some great stuff so we wanted to participate in this event and give something back to the Scala community.