Scala Days NYC - June 10-12th

Topics covered at #scaladaysnyc

Monday, 10th - Wednesday, 12th June in New York City

47 experts spoke.

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Real-World Akka Recipes

Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen is a consultant and trainer for Typesafe with over 18 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions across myriad industries, platforms, environments and languages.

How Scala and Akka helped buil

Michael Bevilacqua-Linn

Michael currently works for Comcast, where he builds distributed systems that power infrastructure for their next generation services, and is writing ‘Functional Programming Patterns In Scala and Clojure’ for the Pragmatic Press. In his spare time he

Building Scalable, Highly Concurrent and Fault-Tolerant Systems: Lessons Learned

Jonas Bonér

Jonas Bonér is founder and CTO of Lightbend, inventor of the Akka project, co-author of the Reactive Manifesto and a Java Champion.

High Performance Cluster Computing with Delite

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a PhD candidate in the Pervasive Parallelism Lab at Stanford University. His research focuses on simplifying parallel and distributed programming using compiler and runtime systems to target heterogeneous hardware from domain-specific

Half a Year in Macro Paradise

Eugene Burmako

Eugene works with Twitter Inc and is a member of the Scala team, founder of Scala Macros and Scala Meta.

Scala IDE: Present & Future

Mirco Dotta

Co-founder of a stealth mode startup aiming at revolutionising Scala developers' life. Mirco has 10+ year experience with Scala, and also has extensive knowledge on Akka, Lagom, Playframework, and Sbt. Before founding his own company, he worked at Lightbend (formerly known as Typesafe), where he wore different hats: from engineering, to consulting, and (fun fact) even sales! He is a certified Lightbend trainer for Akka, Playframework, and Scala. He loves meeting people and sharing experiences, so don't hesitate to say hi when you see him. In his freetime, he plays chess and studies wine - both theory and practice! :)

Lenses: Fields as Values

Seth Edwards

Seth is one of the committers to the C# driver for MongoDB. He plays with the ruby driver in his spare time.

Scala Async: A New Way to Simplify Asynchronous Code

Jason Zaugg

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Philipp Haller

Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research at EPFL on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala's first act

Building a Line of Business Application with Play, Scala, and Akka

Kevin Hoffman

Kevin has authored over 15 books on topics ranging from enterprise to web to UI in .NET and Objective-C. He is addicted to learning new languages, both spoken and computer, and has recently started learning Scala.

Keynote - Scala in 2018

Rod Johnson

Rod is the father of Spring. The Spring Framework open source project began in February 2003, based on SpringSource's Spring framework published with Rod's best-selling Expert One-on-One Java EE Design and Development.

Designing for performance

Rex Kerr

Rex Kerr is a neurobiologist at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus who uses Scala for high-performance image analysis, behavioral quantification, and statistics.

Concurrency – The good, the bad, the ugly

Roland Kuhn

Scala expert Roland Kuhn is one of the core developers of the Akka project at Typesafe. Before joining Typesafe in 2011, he completed a PhD in physics and gained four years of experience as a systems engineer in satellite operations.

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.

Play Framwork and Scala

Ryan Knight

Ryan Knight is a consultant and trainer for Typesafe. He has over 15 years of experience with software development. During this time he has worked with wide range of business, such as genealogy, telecommunications, finance and video games.

Fun Programming in Scala: Games, Algorithms, and Apps

Shadaj Laddad

Shadaj is a 12 year old, who loves to program, and he has presented at the Bay Area Scala Enthusiast group showing how he implemented the Conway's Game of Life in Scala

Confessions of a Ruby Developer Whose Heart Was Stolen by Scala

Ryan LeCompte

Long-time Ruby developer who recently made the switch to Scala.

Akka in Heterogenous Environments

Jan Machacek

Jan Machacek is a passionate technologist with hands-on experience of the practical aspects of software delivery (architecture, quality, CI, CD), the project management approaches (applying the principles of agile project management), and mentoring and motivating engineering & business teams.

On Pickles and Spores: Improving Scala's Support for Distributed Programming

Heather Miller

Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Professor, Institute for Software Research

Keynote - Scala with Style

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.

Scala Puzzlers Reloaded

Andrew Phillips

An early believer in the ability of Java to deliver "enterprise-grade" software, Andrew quickly focused on the development of high-throughput, resilient and scalable Java EE applications. Specializing in concurrency and high performance development,

Using Spring in Scala

Arjen Poutsma

Arjen Poutsma is the founder and the project lead for the Spring Web Services. A senior enterprise application architect with more than ten years' experience in commercial software environments, both J2EE and Microsoft .NET, some years ago Arjen sta

Expanding eta-expansion: shapeless polymorphic function values meet macros

Miles Sabin

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

Scala in Action

Heiko Seeberger

Heiko Seeberger loves rock climbing, is an internationally renowned expert on Scala, Akka and Functional Programming and is enthusiastic about Rust. He has more than twenty years of experience in software engineering, consulting and training and is an active open source contributor. Heiko works as an independent consultant and regularly shares his knowledge at conferences and user group meetings.

He tweets as @hseeberger and sometimes blogs at heikoseeberger.rocks.

Effective SBT

Josh Suereth

Josh Suereth is the author of "Scala In Depth" and has been a Scala enthusiast ever since he came to know this beautiful language in 2007

Taming the Cake Pattern with Type Macros

John Sullivan

A Java programmer since 1996, I’ve fallen in love with Scala over the last two to three years. I’m extremely fortunate to work more or less full time in Scala at my current position at The Broad Institute. Interests include software engineering, agil

A Walk Down the Beach, How Kiama Helps Implementing Distributed Collections on Top of Hadoop

Eric Torreborre

Eric is a recovering C++/Java developer who fell in love with functional programming and was incredibly happy the day he landed his first Scala job. The companies he has worked for range from very small start-ups to huge corps in all sort of sectors: telecoms, banking, pharmaceuticals, software editing.

Lift 3 and client side JavaScript frameworks

Torsten Uhlmann

Torsten Uhlmann is the founder of AGYNAMIX, a small consulting firm, he's a Lift committer and author of the "Lift Web Applications How-to".

Slick vs. ORM

Stefan Zeiger

Stefan Zeiger is a member of the Scala compiler team at Lightbend. He was the tech lead for Slick since 2011 and the creator of its predecessor, ScalaQuery. He has been a user of Java and the JVM platform professionally since 1996, working on a diverse range of projects from web servers to GUI frameworks and programming language design, and moving on from Java to Scala since 2008. He is a frequent speaker at ScalaDays and other conferences.

Simple API Design, Lessons Learned

Dick Wall

Winner of the inaugural Phil Bagwell Award for Service to the Scala Community and with over twelve years of experience in Scala development as well as being a member of Java Posse, Dick Wall is a renowned speaker and trainer in the application of Scala. He is a Geographical Information System specialist using Scala at Hopper, Inc., CEO of Escalate Software and previous co-host on Scalawags Podcast. Dick has rediscovered his love of GIS combined with the power of the Scala type system, and wants to share his experiences of writing APIs to simplify that subject for others.

The Spark Stack: Fast and Expressive Big Data Analytics in Scala

Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia is an author of the Spark programming framework, and a committer on Apache Mesos and Apache Hadoop.

Reynold Xin

Reynold Xin is a PhD student in the AMP Lab and the Database Group at UC Berkeley. He is the lead developer of the Shark project and the GraphX project. Before graduate school, he had 3 short engineering stints at Google, IBM, and Altera. His interes


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