We cover two exciting topics with two excellent speakers in our February meetup.
Akka is the go-to framework in the Scala world for concurrent / reactive / distributed event-driven applications, and underlies important web frameworks like Play and Spray. In this talk, Evan will share about different systems that we built using Akka at Ooyala, as well as an abstraction called the Stackable Trait pattern that allows one to build monitoring and message tracing semantics around Akka in a completely type-safe and easy to understand way.
ScalaJS is something that most people have probably heard of but probably haven't taken seriously. In this talk, Haoyi will show you the current state of development in ScalaJS, by live-coding a working video-game in the middle of the 1-hour talk. From the setup, to the debugging, to the final publishing, you will get front row seats in what it's like to work on a project using ScalaJS. Apart from the game-building, he will go through how ScalaJS works and other new developments that bring ScalaJS ever closer to practicality.
6:30pm doors open
6:50pm announcements, including hiring
UPDATE: we need video sponsors or volunteer videographers for this meetup. See member email for details, and email [masked] if you can help.