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Scala By the Bay + Big Data Scala By the Bay Programs Announced - The programs and schedules for Scala By the Bay (SBTB) and Big Data Scala By the Bay (BDS) 2015 conferences are announced and published: Scala By the Bay — August 13-16 Alexy K. May 28, 2015 2:06 PM
SF Spark and Friends -- a new meetup! - In 2012, we spun off Spark Users off SF Scala (then Scala for Startups) with Matei.  Since then, it grew to the biggest Spark meetup in the world.  I've ran some great early meetups, e.g. at Foursquare, on all Big Data Scala frameworks of the time (2 Alexy K. May 18, 2015 11:29 PM
Twitter adds a whole new Finagle Day to Scala By the Bay - Folks -- we have very exciting news.  As you know, traditionally Scala By the Bay/ScalaDays had less Twitter stack coverage compared to other stacks.  Twitter is the largest working Scala system in the world, and Finagle is the glue.  We're excited Alexy K. May 15, 2015 4:57 PM
Upcoming Conferences: Spark Summit, Data Summit, SBTB+BDS - We're happy to share special member discounts for the key summer conferences with strong Scala presence, and also data focus. Spark Summit is the flagship conference for Apache Spark.  It grew out of AMP Alexy K. May 8, 2015 10:02 AM
Re: [SF-Scala] Framework.Foundation - While generally it may sound like a good idea, I wonder, who's the judge? Are not there already projects on github? Take scalaz; are you planning to get involved in telling scalaz people how lenses and codensity monads and coyonedas sho Vlad P. May 7, 2015 4:24 PM
Framework.Foundation - Folks — we’d like to share a new type of organization for open-source, startup-driven era that multiple members of the community were discussing for a while.  It originated in the Scala ecosystem, but can transcend boundaries very quickly. Alexy K. May 7, 2015 3:56 PM
Scala By the Bay + Big Data Scala CFP Closes on April 30th - Folks -- Scala By the Bay is going into higher gear.  We already have 30+ submissions in each part.  Scala By the Bay (SBTB, 8/14-15) and Big Data Scala (BDS, 8/17-18) are separate back-to-back conferences, joined by a whole day of Complete Data Pipe Alexy K. Apr 26, 2015 2:13 PM
Text By the Bay approaching; Final Scala By the Bay CFP push and Volunteers! - Folks -- Text By the Bay is next week.  There are several Scala-centric talks, several Spark with NLP talks, and at least four different Deep Learning/word2vec use cases. 40+ text/NLP/AI talks at Alexy K. Apr 13, 2015 12:35 PM
Scala By the Bay CFP and Sponsorship Opportunities - Greetings -- the Scala By the Bay CFP is extended, and we have several exciting developments.  Please submit your talk by 3/31! We're discussing a whole new type-level programming track at Sc Alexy K. Mar 23, 2015 5:04 PM
Text By the Bay: Solr Unleashed, Early Bird set to expire on Friday 3/20 EOD - Folks -- we're happy to report that Lucidworks will offer their official two-day professional training for Solr/Lucene, the battle-tested Solr Unleashed course, at Text By the Bay -- on the two days before it, 4/22-23.  We're offering packages with ea Alexy K. Mar 19, 2015 1:39 PM
Text By the Bay Schedule is Up: 40 talks from 40 companies - Folks -- we've put together an amazing program for the inaugural Text By the Bay conference: http://text.bythebay.io/schedu­le.html We have about 40 talks from about 40 great organizati Alexy K. Mar 6, 2015 4:37 PM
SF Scala February 2015 Newsletter - ScalaDays, Martin Odersky, Text By the Bay, Shapeless and Scalaz workshops, discount codes, purely functional lotteries, and more, all at http://bit.ly/sfscala-feb15­! Cheers, A+ & SF Scala Alexy K. Feb 13, 2015 2:47 PM
Meetup details changed: Scala Notebook: a Browser-based Interactive Scala Prompt - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Scala­/events/219687797/ We'll be covering Databricks Cloud use case at Nitro, which Alexy K. Feb 5, 2015 5:07 PM
Scala.js Hackathon at Nitro, 1/27: Prizes Announced - Nitro, By the Bay, and Miles Sabin, the author of the famous Shapeless library, are happy to announce the following prizes to the teams judged best at the hackathon next Tuesday (1/27): Material: iPad Air 2. Experiential: -- 3 f Alexy K. Jan 23, 2015 12:22 PM
Meetup details changed: Scala.JS Hackathon w/ Haoyi Li, James Ward, and Dick Wall at Nitro - Hands-on Scala.js ebook is out: bit.ly/hands-on-scalajs -- sign up with a single line of Scala code that's your favorite, and hack with the author!  Join Haoyi Li, James Ward, Dick Wall, SF Scala and Nitro Alexy K. Jan 21, 2015 2:40 PM
SF Text 2/10, Text By the Bay 4/24-25, Scala.js 1/27 - Folks -- given a strong data mining/text mining focus, especially around large volumes such as tweets, we're spinning off a text-focused meetup, SF Text: sftext.org . The first meetup will feature Grant Ingersoll, Alexy K. Jan 15, 2015 10:43 AM
Scala.js Hackathon 1/27 and Survey - Folks -- the Scala.js hackathon does not require a qualification project any more (although it is eventually needed as a foundation for hacking -- w e'll ask whether you've done the setup and route folks accordingly on site). James Alexy K. Jan 13, 2015 2:35 PM
SF Scala January 2015 Newsletter and Survey - Greetings pragmatic functional programmers — Happy 2015! We started the year on a high note, with the Big Data Scala meetup at Twitter, with Oscar Boykin, Avi Bryant, and Ian O’Connell.   Alexy K. Jan 11, 2015 12:10 AM
Scala By the Bay, Big Data Scala, and Text By the Bay 2015 - We are starting two new conferences in 2015: Big Data Scala for complete data pipelines and "big" data science, and Text By the Bay for applied NLP/text mining.  Our flagship  Scala By the Bay conference continues into its third year, growing to Alexy K. Dec 23, 2014 6:48 AM
SF Scala December Newsletter: Big Data Scala, Scala/Text By the Bay, and more! - Please find the newsletter in the following Evernote: https://www.evernote.com/l/AAd­U-Vz3D8RPjq3zWbDjbkLjU5_0OHcnE­4o Highlights: Big Data Scala and Text By the Alexy K. Dec 3, 2014 1:48 PM
Upcoming SF Scala Events - Folks -- since Scala is by far the largest developer community using Functinal Programming in the industry, it encompasses many subcultures using other FP languages as well, notably Haskell, Clojure, and Erlang.  The latter is especially interesting a Alexy K. Oct 23, 2014 2:42 PM
Meetup details changed: (1) Smart Clients with Scala, Finagle and Curator; (2) Intro to Erlang - I've updated this Meetup: we added another distributed systems talk on Erlang! For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Scala­/events/213630542/ Alexy K. Oct 23, 2014 2:29 PM
SF Scala Newsletter for October 2014 - Greetings folks -- the Fall is upon us in earnest, it's getting colder outside finally, which means that coffee is back to normal, non-iced version, and we can all feel good ensconced inside with laptops, open-source, and some of said coffee, more ofte Alexy K. Oct 17, 2014 12:16 PM
Upcoming SF Scala Events - Greetings folks -- there's a few upcoming events of interest we want to share with you. ReactConf is a conference devoted to reactive programming, with a fantastic list of speakers, including Jonas Bonér: http://reactconf.com/ Alexy K. Sep 23, 2014 5:19 PM
SF Scala September 2014 Newsletter: Meetups, Training, More - Greetings pragmatic functional programmers — hope everyone had a great summer.  Fall is always full of energy, we come back recharged and go back to our startups, enterprises, renew our never-ending self-improvement drive and dive into learning agai Alexy K. Sep 9, 2014 12:50 PM
Distributed Deep Learning with Scala and deepleraning4j.org, Fast Track to Scala - Thanks to everybody who presented at, attended, and helped organize Scala By the Bay.  It was a blast, and we're already planning the next year conference.  All the videos will be published in early September on Functional.TV. The conference Alexy K. Aug 15, 2014 11:45 AM
Fast Track to Scala By the Bay, Spark Training by Databricks - Folks -- we're happy to extend the $300 discount for our first Typesafe Certified Fast Track to Scala course at Scala By the Bay, taught on August 6-7 by Brendan W. McAdams.  This is the best intensive ramp-up Scala course you could possibly take, wit Alexy K. Jul 21, 2014 8:49 PM
Fast Track to Scala By the Bay Offer - To celebrate our training partnership with Typesafe, and the fact that Fast Track to Scala course at Scala By the Bay is Typesafe Certified and taught by Brendan W. McAdams, creator of MongoDB Scala drivers and Akka contributor, we're happy to offer a Alexy K. Jul 14, 2014 12:24 PM
All-new Scala By the Bay site, Early Bird Extended through 7/15 - Scala By the By has a brand-new identity: a new logo, a new website, and a whole set of sponsors who already joined, with more in the works: www.scalabythebay.org Thanks to our own Jason Swartz Alexy K. Jul 7, 2014 2:29 PM
SF-Scala and Scala By The Bay news - Hello members of SF-Scala, I have two news items to share today. An Introduction To Scala For Jason S. Jun 29, 2014 1:07 PM
Scala By The Bay - Come Vote For Your Sessions - Hi folks, you can now vote for your favorite sessions to be selected at the Scala By The Bay conference . Voting is up through this Sunday. Jason S. Jun 19, 2014 4:00 PM
Natural Language Processing in Scala 6/18 - Folks -- we've added a second talk, which was in the works for a long time, to the Wednesday meetup.  Andrew McCallum will present FACTORIE, a graphical model kit relying on Scala for its DSL and performance.  David Hall will present ScalaNLP Epic, a Alexy K. Jun 16, 2014 8:35 AM
Scala By The Bay CFP & Discount ends tonight! - Hi folks, The Call For Proposals for Scala By The Bay ends tonight! This is going to be an amazing two-day confe Jason S. Jun 13, 2014 1:43 PM
Scala By the Bay Discount Code for SF Scala - Folks -- we want to give our core SF Scala members a special $150 discount off the Scala By the Bay registration.  To redeem, use coupon SFSCALA150 when registering.  If you are a member and have registered already, please email registration@scalabyt Alexy K. Jun 6, 2014 11:40 AM
Scala By the Bay Conference and Training Registration - Scala by the Bay registration and training is now open ! We are assembling a great two-day program for Scala By the Bay ww Alexy K. Jun 4, 2014 6:28 PM
Scala By the Bay Developer Conference, CFP now open - Greetings folks -- the Scala by the Bay CFP is now open at http://www.scalabythebay.org/#­cfp We expect two days of great talks, full-length the first day and lightning the second, as well as special format events being finalized (anyone Alexy K. May 29, 2014 11:13 AM
Livestream for Martin's talk tonight starts at 5pm PDT! - http://new.livestream.com/acco­unts/8519806/events/3011572 Tune in at 5pm Pacific!  Phil Monroe of Workday will MC. A+ Alexy K. May 22, 2014 10:39 AM
Martin Odersky 5/22; Technical Scala Recruiting Experiment - Greetings brave pragmatic functional programmers -- as most of you know, Martin is giving a talk at Workday on 5/22.  The event is oversubscribed twice already.  Thanks to Workday sponsorship, we'll provide both a recording and a liv Alexy K. May 13, 2014 11:55 AM
Big Data Scala Meetup tomorrow (4/30)! - Folks -- we got a great meetup tomorrow on data pipelines.  Jay Kreps explains Kafka design, and OhmData open-sources a fast successor to HBase.  Cisco/Meraki is hosting us in the most amazing room with a bay view you can imagine, and they process ne Alexy K. Apr 29, 2014 1:42 PM
A Special 2-day sbt-web Play Series with James Ward - We're happy to run a special 2-day deep dive into sbt-web and Play with James Ward, reactive all the way down!  The first meetup, on Thursday 4/10, is hosted by Cisco Meraki, their first with SF Scala.  Meraki are a Scala user and a fan.  The second Alexy K. Apr 7, 2014 4:28 PM
Video sponsorship of the Akka & Scala.js talks - Greetings brave pfpers!  (Our new name for the members is pragmatic functional programmer, or pfper for short).  We have an amazing meetup coming up on 2/27.  We'll increase capacity a bit, but many folks won't be able to attend. The New Cir Alexy K. Feb 19, 2014 7:58 PM
please update your profile questions - Greetings -- we've finally updated the SF Scala profile questions, which were not really useful in understanding our audience better and planning accordingly.  Can you please take a moment right now to go to your profile -- the link on the right of yo Alexy K. Feb 13, 2014 3:31 PM
Lightning Talks and Scala Matchmaking - Greetings folks -- this Thursday we have our first Lightning Scala Talks, hosted by MuleSoft.  We have several planned, but if you feel like doing one on the spot, email me or come to the event and tell us about it! Another idea I had lately i Alexy K. Nov 12, 2013 12:15 PM
Pacific Northwest Scala, Portland, the Weekend 10/19-20 => Be there! - The @PNWScala.org organizers and participants has asked me to pass the word.  (I'll be there.)  I'd just add, Seattle and Portland and everything above, below, and between, begin the grand arch teeming with Scala companies, great FP masters, open sou Alexy K. Oct 6, 2013 7:42 PM
looking for general and specific food/drink sponsors - Folks -- as it is our philosophy to bring Scala to new venues, we now have some candidate companies which offer to provide space but not food/drinks.  On the one hand, this complicates the logistics, but on the other, creates a sponsorship opportunity Alexy K. Sep 25, 2013 2:48 PM
Meetup details changed: Scala in 2018: A Panel with Rod Johnson - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Scala­/events/133127802/ When : Thursday, September 12,[masked]:00 PM Alexy K. Aug 30, 2013 12:16 PM
Meetup details changed: Scala in 2018: A Panel with Rod Johnson - The panel has been finalized with a great lineup of Scala veterans. http://www.meetup.com/SF-Scala­/events/133127802/ Please ask your questions for Rod and the panel as a comme Alexy K. Aug 22, 2013 12:54 AM
Alpine Data Labs is looking for Scala Backend Developers - Hi folks, Alpine Data Labs is hiring! We are seeking world class people to help build a scalable web-based machine learning platform, which can DB T. Aug 6, 2013 2:19 PM
Need videographers for Silicon Valley Scala Symposium 8/2 - Folks -- as we're nearing our first Bay Area conference, we've found out that Marakana, our regular A/V sponsor, is unable to record SVSS.  Hence we're looking for volunteer videographers who can bring a camcorder and a tripod to the event to record t Alexy K. Jul 29, 2013 4:19 PM
funconf.org finalized, Play Framework meetup starts tomorrow - The 1st Silicon Valley Scala Symposium, a funconf[-erence].org , program and schedule are finalized.  We have very few seats left, which hit the physical capacity of the venue, so RSVPs will be closed Friday at noon. Alexy K. Jul 24, 2013 3:21 PM
The 1st Silicon Valley Scala Symposium program => www.funconf.org - The Symposium schedule is now up at   www.funconf.org   Thanks to Jason Swartz, our amazing volunteer, for the design!  All errors are my sole responsibility, please email to corr Alexy K. Jul 23, 2013 1:52 AM
FunConf: Silicon Valley Scala Symposium -- join is at Intel Santa Clara, August 2nd! - The 1st Silicon Valley Scala Symposium will be the first native Bay Are Scala conference, an all day packed with Scala talks covering everything from hands-on, zero to hero Play web development, to AKKA architectures, to overall Scala concurrency.  Th Alexy K. Jul 2, 2013 1:46 PM
SVSS Confirmed: August 2nd, Program Published - Folks -- the first ever Silicon Valley Scala Symposium, the native Bay Area Scala conference, begins this year.  We'll do it on August 2nd with all-day talks by some of the best known Scala people from the area and beyond (as far as Colorado and Scand Alexy K. Jun 26, 2013 1:54 PM
Silicon Valley Scala Symposium Update - I've just heard from Yuvi Masory that due to personal circumstances he is unable to lead the setup of the Scala Symposium.  We'd let Yuvi setup and drive SVSS based on his Scalathon experience under the SF Scala name, and it was a good idea.  Change, Alexy K. Jun 23, 2013 11:56 PM
Need a venue for rapture.io talk 6/26 - Folks -- Jon Perry, the author of rapture.io, is in town and can give a talk on it 6/26.  Who can set up a venue for us then?  Looks superuseful for all kinds of IO.  Pls email me directly at [address removed].  Cheers! A+ Alexy K. Jun 18, 2013 12:37 PM
Meetup capacity increased: Martin Odersky: Scala with Style - Greetings brave scala folks --   Intel is working with us to accommodate more, and hopefully all, members who want to attend Martin's talk.  Currently I've raised the RSVP limit and should be able to raise it again if needed.  Thanks Alexy K. May 24, 2013 4:12 PM
VMware's new service that will seamlessly extend your data center to the cloud - Anne D. May 23, 2013 11:11 AM
MongoDB SF - 10gen is both sponsoring the meetup and very good at maintaining their Scala drivers for Mongo, so I hope this reasonable to let you guys know about Mongo SF coming up.  I went to the last year's one and worked with a 10gen engineer to solve an actual Alexy K. Apr 5, 2013 1:12 PM
Scalaz "For the Rest of Us" at Yelp Aug 29 - http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area­-Scala-Enthusiasts/ Mike S. Aug 23, 2012 8:52 AM
Jordan West's "Monad Transformers" video is live! - Hey all, Just a quick note to let you know that we've published the video from Jordan West's presentation on "Monad Transformers in the Wild." The video (along with the slides) are here: http://marakana.com/s/video_mo­nad_transfor user 3. Aug 2, 2012 11:06 AM
MongoSF Early Bird Pricing - ENDS TOMORROW 3/23 - Folks, We wanted to make sure you all were aware of the cutoff date so that you don't miss the opportunity to take advantage of Early Bird pricing for this amazing event! Early Bird prices for MongoSF end tomorrow 3/23. MongoSF is the a Johanne Q. Mar 22, 2012 1:32 PM
Brendan McAdams / Casbah video online! - Hey all, For anybody who wasn't able to make it to Brendan McAdams's recent talk on Casbah (aka "WTF is a Monad?!?"), we've got the video online now: http://mrkn.co/6405k Thanks again to all of you who came out to the event, and to user 3. Mar 14, 2012 11:58 AM
Meetup details changed: Play 2.0 with Peter Hausel of Typesafe - Hello Scala enthusiasts, I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Scala­/events/43944172/ When : Jana B. Jan 12, 2012 12:01 PM
Meetup details changed: James Ward and Mike Slinn - sbt, Akka, Heroku and BlueEyes - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Scala­/events/39108572/ Briefly, Josh Suereth can't make it; James Ward of Heroku will Mike S. Nov 8, 2011 7:26 PM

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