Elmar Scala Hackathon

As Elmar we're preparing an Amsterdam appointment using the DUSE group support (http://dutch-scala-enthusiasts.ning.com/)
We would love to have more events in Amsterdam related to Scala!

On Thursday, February the 14th we're having our first Scala Hackathon at Elmar (Herengracht 262 5th floor. Please give us a ring, so we can open the door). We'll start at 18:30 and our event host Elmar will provide us with pizza and drinks! There’s space for 30 hackers (first come, first serve) so be quick!

Things to do at the Scala Hackathon

We're not using a rigid schedule, but we would like to know what you plan to do at the Hackathon. You don't have to be too specific; we're using this to allocate desks, etc. It's totally fine to come up with something on the spot too and you will have a chance to introduce yourself and your project at our stand-up at 19:00.

Work on your own project

So you have this awesome project you've been working on, but you could use some fresh insights, you’re totally stuck with some complex pattern matching logic or can’t decide whether to go with a relational, document or column based database? Team up with other hackers and make awesomeness.

Work on open-source

Every open-source project needs contributors. Found a bug in that lib you use every day? Team up and tackle those GitHub issues. If you don't know where to start, ask more experienced contributors to join.

Help out others

Don't know what to work on? Chances are someone wants to work on any of the above. Help them out with your expertise. A fresh pair of eyes always helps, even if you're a novice Scala developer, and you may learn something from it.

Agenda

  • 18.30 Introduction
  • 19.00 Stand-up. Introduce yourself and your project
  • 19.15 Subscribe to work on one of the proposed projects
  • 19.30 Start hacking!

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  • Joost H.

    Great! Enjoyed myself. Learned quite a bit about more about Scala and met interesting new people. Small meetup, but great for the initial meetup of the group. Very good first meeting

    1 · February 15, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      Cool, thnx! Glad you enjoyed it. Please help us to spread the word :)

      February 15, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    I want to thank you all again for coming. I really enjoyed it and I want to make the next meetup even better. So please give us your feedback and if you have any suggestions / improvements let us know. Also, tell your friends about us so that nedt time we can finish the beer and pizza! Thnx!

    February 15, 2013

  • Age M.

    Unfortunately I can't make it tonight. Have a great time!

    February 14, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      Too bad. Hope to see you next time!

      February 15, 2013

  • Attila H.

    Not able to make it. Hacking away at Scala code, though!

    February 14, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      Thanks! see you next time then

      February 15, 2013

  • Rafa Latorre López V.

    Good!

    February 15, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    I really enjoyed it

    February 14, 2013

  • Giorgio

    It was great, thanks guys!

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    We've collected a few topics for the hackathon. I'll share them with you so you might get some inspiration http://bit.ly/VdDJNN Of course this list is not exhaustive :) We might still come up with something on the spot.

    February 12, 2013

  • Joost H.

    When does it finish?

    February 10, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      If you like you can stay at least til 23.00h We're not gonna be too strict ;) Lets see how long we have fun

      February 10, 2013

  • Robert van R.

    Would love to meet follow passionate softwares engineers!

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Giorgio

    Some of you were asking if we're going to facilitate in case you don't have exact plan, of course we'll do it! :)
    If you miss the stand up we'll still help you to find an idea, or another hacker to work with :)
    So see you at the meeting and don't forget to spread the voice!! We still have places left.

    February 8, 2013

  • Giorgio

    The group is slowly but steadily growing... this is good!

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Martín B.

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a job in Amsterdam as a Scala Software Engineer. I've +4 years experience in Java but for the last year I've been using Scala and many Scala frameworks in my spare time. I could share with you my resume if that helps..
    Do you know about any company that is looking for Java/Scala Software Engineers?. Thank you for your time and any information you can share with me.

    Cheers!,
    Martin

    February 1, 2013

    • Martín B.

      Dear Jeroen,

      I wish I could join you, but I'm currently living in Argentina. I should have said that. Fortunately I'm a EU citizen, so relocation won't be a problem. Anyway, If you want we can still chat and share ideas. I'm currently looking for a Scala open-source project to contribute in my spare time, maybe someone in the meetup group needs some help :). You can contact me by email: [masked].

      Best!,
      Martin

      February 1, 2013

    • Martín B.

      Dear Jeroen,

      The stackoverflow's link you shared with me has expired. I could see the job description in the google caché :). This opportunity seems very interesting, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. Can you connect me with some recruiter so that I can send him or her my resume?

      Thanks!,
      Martín

      February 4, 2013

  • Erik R.

    I'll do my best to attend.

    February 4, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    We have some people from DuSE attending so I added them as guests

    February 4, 2013

  • Jeroen Rosenberg changed the location to Elmar Reizen

    January 25, 2013

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