Scala Hackathon!

Amsterdam Scala Hackathon

On Thursday, March the 21st we're having our 2nd 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 20 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.


  • 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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  • Jeroen R.

    Great crowd, discussions and we managed to release something :)

    April 8, 2013

  • Przemysław D.

    IntelliJ 12.1 with better support for Play 2.1 is out :)

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • Giorgio

      Cool! Thanks for sharing!

      April 5, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      Thanks I'm upgrading :)

      April 5, 2013

  • Joost H.

    Hey! I had great fun and learned to use play. I added my game to

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Giorgio

    We're eager to have another meetup in April.

    We're actively looking for a location (with food and drinks of course! :D) and some speaker that want to share experience/tools/knowledge.

    Let us know if you can help us!

    March 22, 2013

  • Giorgio

    Thanks guys, another great evening!
    Lots of interesting discussion and we even manage to build a game! (OK you cannot win but still...)

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    Don't be shy. Tell us what you think about our meet ups or what we can improve.

    March 21, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    Great success! Is nice!

    March 21, 2013

  • Age M.

    Sorry guys, too busy at the moment

    March 20, 2013

    • Age M.

      ...and I'm working on a ScalaDays 2013 proposal on what I learned about Scala library development while building the riak-scala client (in short: a lot) that I'd like to practise at some point, even if it doesn't get selected for ScalaDays.

      March 20, 2013

    • Age M.

      While I'm at it, I might as well plug it outright :) http://riak.scalapeno...­

      1 · March 20, 2013

  • Giorgio

    The beer is on his way... get ready!
    Tomorrow we'll have pizza as well but beer is more important! :D

    2 · March 20, 2013

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