Martin Odersky presents what's coming in Scala 2.10

Martin Odersky is a professor of programming methods at the EPFL, where he heads the programming research group. He codesigned and implemented the Pizza and Generic Java extensions of Java, and is the inventor of Scala. Martin will be presenting what's coming in Scala 2.10 and will be available for Q&A.

Professor Odersky will give the same talk two days later at SF Scala.

Free copies of IntelliJ IDEA for personal use will be given away.

A live stream of this event will be available via WebEx:

  • Time: 7:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
  • URL: http://palantirtech.webex.com/
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  • Meeting password: Sc@la1

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  • Mike S.

    Martin's slides are now available in this meetup's files area

    December 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome talk. But maybe a bit to basic for the audience. The talk he had originally planned would have fit better

    December 8, 2011

  • Vlad P.

    Great talk.

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    He altered his presentation because there was 1 n00b in the audience, which left the rest of us wanting more and not getting it.

    December 7, 2011

  • Rafael C.

    Where could I get a copy of the slides that were used last night?

    December 7, 2011

  • Rafael C.

    Thanks for putting this together. I was good to learn what's coming to in 2.10.

    December 7, 2011

  • Steven W.

    Great presentation. He modified the presentation for the audience, wonderful. He could have presented longer and shortened the Q&A at the end; that would have been fine with me.

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    good.

    December 7, 2011

  • Greg S.

    It was great to see the Creator in person, and I really appreciated the chance to get to listen to his own view of the language and its evolution.

    Minor feedback: I thought it was premature to re-focus the whole group for a newbie presentation without getting a good count of how many people are actually new to the language. Also, I found focus on minor features and syntactic sugar a bit surprising.

    December 7, 2011

  • Kevin H.

    Would have preferred a little less introductory material - but I understand there were a lot of new folks.

    December 7, 2011

  • Mark M.

    Too much time on overview... Maybe we should start creating specific BASE meetings for experienced Scala professionals vs. people new to the language

    December 7, 2011

  • Bharath P.

    Due to streaming failure, missed the session. Please, share the recording when available. I also could not find the details of Thursday SF event. Can someone share the event details?

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was at last nights meeting. The talk was extremely good I and very happy to be able to hear someone of Martin's stature speak. I would like to dig in an learn the language. Are the books that are currently out there too old? What is the best way to learn the language? Which web framework seems to be best currently? THANKS

    1 · December 7, 2011

  • Mike S.

    I expect Martin will spend more time on 2.10 and less on the introductory information.

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Suggestions for Martin:

    * I went to the presentation thinking the majority of your speech would be "What's new in Scala 2.10," but you focused on "How Scala is better than Java" after the poll of the audience exposed a lot of Scala neophytes.

    Catering to the audience was right thing to do. It would've been nice if you opened with "I'm going to spend 45 minutes talking about what Scala is and then do 30 minutes on what's new in Scala 2.10." It would have helped me set expectations.

    * Typo in one of the slides: "typing" was mispelled (I think it was "tpying").

    * "Java vs Scala implementation" slides: Java was top 85% and Scala was bottom 15%. Sitting deep in the audience, I couldn't see the bottom of the slides. I appreciated the big fonts; maybe "side by side" comparison format might've helped here?

    * When someone isn't mic'ed and they ask a question, please repeat it so people near refrigerators or fans can hear.

    Thanks for the great presentation; glad I attended!

    December 7, 2011

  • Jeff C.

    > Thursday event at SF Scala; Martin will give the same talk.
    Will the SF talk indeed be the same? Martin indicated it would be a bit "deeper".

    December 7, 2011

  • Mike S.

    Congratulations to Jorg Janke and Mark Hamstra, winners of copies of IntelliJ IDEA. I'll inform IntelliJ tomorrow, the licenses may take a few weeks to get processed.

    December 6, 2011

  • Mike S.

    Technical difficulties on the streaming. Hopefully the recording will work out. We will also stream the Thursday event at SF Scala; Martin will give the same talk.

    December 6, 2011

  • Cihan

    No live stream???

    December 6, 2011

  • suresh p.

    If anyone going towards Netflix/Los gatos area after the meeting, can I get a ride?

    December 6, 2011

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