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SF Scala + Scala for Startups = Winning

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Hello SF Scala! We're coming out of our winter hibernation with an exciting announcement. After careful negotiations, involving long nights locked in the board room of SF Scala headquarters, bleary-eyed filibusters and occasional flipping of tables (I'm not naming names), we have decided to join forces with our good friends at Scala for Startups.

Alexy, Andrew and Yuvi have been keeping things lively in the Scala startup community this past year, with presentation topics including Scala build systems, big data, concurrency, testing and more. Meanwhile many of you have joined us at SF Scala for awesome talks on type classes, burritos, spacesuits and other warm fuzzy things.

Between the two meetup groups, we have a bunch of exciting talks in the works for the coming months, and we want to provide a single, unified forum to bring our community together for all these events. So, in the great American corporate tradition of mergers and acquisitions, Scala for Startups will be joining the SF Scala family. The combined group will continue to be called SF Scala, I'll be stepping down as lead, and Alexy will step up to take the reins. Johanne and I will stick around as co-organizers along with Andrew and Yuvi from Scala for Startups.

What does this unification mean? Better pizza, perhaps, but more importantly we expect bigger, more frequent events. Of course this is good for networking, job announcements and so on, but our primary goal is to provide a vibrant forum for sharing knowledge. Scala is still young, this past year has seen a large influx of new folks learning Scala for the first time, and even the most experienced developers among us are still exploring how best to use the language. We hope to be a quality educational resource, both for our local community and for Scala users around the world, for years to come!

Pardon our virtual dust over the next few weeks as we work out how get everything and everybody migrated from Scala for Startups over here. More details on logistics will be announced as we figure them out. And as always, if you'd like to propose a talk or a hackathon, we're all ears!

Thanks to all of you who have come to our meetups these past two years, and supported our efforts to keep Scala spreading like wildfire through the software industry.

Dan
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