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Learning and Adopting Scala - Beginner

8th December 2016 in London at Business Design Centre

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In June this year the Guardian served over 1 billion page views using applications built with Scala. In this talk, you will explore the team's approaches to teaching Scala to a department of 80 engineers, hiring developers with the right skills, how we migrated our applications from Java and the advantages the language has brought.

There is much to learn from this talk whether you are new to the language, or you are part of a team that is looking to adopt it and if you are experienced in Scala and would like to push its adoption in your workplace.

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Learning and Adopting Scala - Beginner

Dominic Kendrick

Dominic has been a software developer for 10 years. He has worked in small agencies and larger companies such as Amnesty International and The Guardian. He currently works at The Guardian as a team leader and senior full stack developer. He enjoys writing and teaching Scala.

Emmanuelle Poirier

Emmanuelle Poirier is a Software Engineer at the Guardian.