Language #4: Scala

This will be the fourth meeting of the group, "7 Languages in 7 Months NYC," where we make our way through the book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks," by Bruce Tate.

Up this month: Scala, a functional programming/OOP hybrid, and the functional programmer's way to take advantage of the Java Virtual Machine. The talk will be given by Owein Reese, a full-time Scala developer at Novus Partners.

You'll get the most out of the presentation and discussion if you read the chapter and attempt the exercises beforehand, but by all means, come to the talk whether you have done so or not.

Hope to see you there.

And: free beer and pizza.


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  • Pierre de L.

    For anybody who missed the Scala Tutorial, NYLUG is having Intro to Scala and Functional Programming talk at the Google Chelsea Market. You can sign up here if interested:

    There is currently a waiting list, but I've always gotten un-waitlisted in the past!

    May 6, 2013

  • E\/IE B.

    Really great intro to Scala. You could easily see both it's attractions and cautions.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Richard H.

    Thanks so much to Owein for giving such a great talk! Excellent overview of the topic way outside what was covered by the book -- the slides will be a great jumping off point for me when I actually start studying Scala in earnest.

    March 4, 2013

  • Owein

    Thanks Drew. Here's the link to the prezi: If anyone has any questions, missed the talk and would like to hear it at a different meetup, or needs Scala help, just ask.

    February 28, 2013

    • Andrew L.

      yeah, thanks a lot for presenting. I was very impressed with your enthusiasm for the language, it's infectious! I will take a look at the coursera scala course again.

      February 28, 2013

  • drew b.

    Owein - great overview of Scala / well-packaged and really thorough: using types to implement adapter pattern / using implicit conversion instead, handling mutable state, monadic functions, hiding parameters, even what to watch out for - really helpful. Some of the finer points of Scala were really clear after your talk and thanks for presenting.

    February 28, 2013

  • Jamal

    Can't make this one but will surely make the next one!

    February 27, 2013

  • drew b.

    Definitely. Out the link to the prezi! J/k - looking forward to the talk Owein, this will be the best chapter so far. :)

    February 27, 2013

  • Owein

    I'll out the link to the prezi up after the talk. I made them to compliment what I'll be saying so if you have any questions you can always email me at owreese @ gmail

    February 27, 2013

  • Jeffrey M.

    Might not make it :-/

    February 27, 2013

  • Matt K.

    Really want to see the talk, but can't make it.

    February 27, 2013

  • Ondrej D.

    Won't make it today :(

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Going to the Haskell meetup.

    February 26, 2013

  • Pierre de L.

    Going to the Haskell meetup! :-(

    February 26, 2013

  • Aidan F.

    something came up :-/

    February 25, 2013

  • Viraj P.


    February 13, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    you had me at: Scala :-)

    January 31, 2013

  • Rodrigo Pineda I.


    January 30, 2013

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