Scala: The Simple Parts with Martin Odersky

  • May 22, 2014 · 4:30 PM
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Join Typesafe and Workday for a SF Scala meetup with featured guest, Martin Odersky, creator of the Scala language and Chairman & Co-Founder at Typesafe. Workday's Aneel Bhusri, CEO, and David Clarke, VP of Technology Services, will present how Scala is used at Workday, and then hand things over to Martin for a talk on Scala - The Simple Parts. Martin will present the simple principles underlying the Scala language and discuss the tradeoffs between generality, interoperability, and ease of use in its design.


4:30 Doors Open 

5:00 Aneel Bhusri & David Clarke

5:20 Martin Odersky

The meetup will both be recorded & streamed live.

Note: security will need a photo ID matching the registered names for all participants.  If you did a +1/2, you'll need to forward the guest names to [masked] in advance and have the guests ready to produce the photo IDs.

Watch the livestream here:

And Tweet questions and comments with hashtag #scala and Workday engineer @philmonroe will respond!

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  • Kuba P.

    I really recommend Hoare's CSP.
    The best paper in the Computer Science History ;)

    May 23

  • Vivek A.

    Which papers did Martin suggest reading? I just remember ACM? :)

    May 23

  • lawrence

    Great talk by Martin. Scala is fortunate.

    1 · May 22

  • Jason L.

    Thanks to Workday, Martin and Alexy for a great talk!

    3 · May 22

  • Alex M.

    Martin is just GREAT

    2 · May 22

  • Vivek A.

    Absolutely amazing! Martin is the best!

    May 22

  • Alex R.

    Great to hear about Scala from the horses mouth.

    May 22

  • Tilo D.

    A spot opened up at 4pm, saw it at 4:15 - too late to make it. :( My takeaway fir the future is to always come, no matter if I'm confirmed or not.

    2 · May 22

    • Simon W.

      I always go by that rule. Meetup attendance is frequently 50% and almost always much less than 100% regardless of RSVPs

      1 · May 22

  • Kenneth J.

    How do you access the live streaming for the event?

    May 22

  • Ed W.

    Just gave up my spot. Will watch online instead.

    May 22

  • Kenner S.

    Just gave up my seat for the next in line. Enjoy...

    May 22

  • Phil M.

    Hey Everyone,

    I'll be responding to questions and comments for the live stream on Twitter. Feel free to tweet with the hashtag #scala to chime in! My twitter handle is @philmonroe.

    May 22

  • Susanne K.

    have a guest pass, gave up my spot for someone else

    May 22

  • Dmitriy V.

    Giving up my spot to whoever's next on the waiting list. Something came up, unfortunately. Hoping to watch either the stream or recording

    2 · May 22

  • mark q.

    Streaming is great, but recorded works well too. I'll give up my spot to someone else. But please let us know when the recorded presentation is available.

    4 · May 22

  • Raymond P.

    Bummer: I'm out of town (performing with Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists).

    3 · May 6

    • Alexy K.

      Do a Scala riff and think of us then!

      May 12

  • Mark G.

    Okay, now it's just getting silly. It's definitely time to start streaming 'em. Heck, you could even just have someone hold up a smartphone logged into Skype.

    3 · May 6

    • Dean W.

      I'll investigate options. I can't be there myself either!

      1 · May 7

    • Alexy K.

      Mark -- please not that SF Scala works to get video sponsors for each and every recording, and live streaming comes at extra cost. Generally, we welcome companies & individuals who want to come forward and pitch in. In this case, Workday did, and there will be livestreaming. Thanks Workday!

      3 · May 12

  • Mark G.

    Here's a topic I would love to see addressed: possibilities for JVM that is tailored for the Scala's "lots of small objects/lots of garbaged objects" effective memory usage model, heavy use of anonymous class objects and templates (read: type erasure). And/or how the Scala compiler might be modified to address those issues going forward, so that functional style loops can be just as efficient as classic loops.

    May 7

    • Mark G.

      , etc. Turns out <return> is the post button on the Samsung browser.

      May 7

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