Scala Academy

This should be a platform for interactively learning about Scala using lecture and practice. Just like you would with a course at for example uni.

I would like to kick-off with a repeat (of parts) of the the basic Scala introduction Erik and I did for the Summerschool at the UvA. This includes presentations and assignments.

Future meetings could cover increasingly advanced topics.

Who would want to join?

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  • Jelle H.

    Hello, thanks, I liked the meetup, although I agree with the comments that it would be better if next time it is a little bit more prepared. Including people like me having sbt installed ;-P

    Otherwise was interesting to see the development process Age used.

    I typed along while he was demoing, pushed that code here: https://github.com/0x01/scala-hello-spray

    I could not include the case class and JSON stuff, because we need some of Age's files, pull requests welcome :-P.

    Thanks

    2 · August 17, 2013

  • Hans van T.

    Great Initiative! The introduction was helpful. Looking forward to learning more about Scala now.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Gordon C.

    I learned a lot watching Age explain and demo the usage of Spray. I am looking forward to future sessions.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Fabio T.

    It was nice, but I followed the "advanced course" (about akka and spray with age) and there was no material prepared, so it all went a bit improvised and the levels were quite uneven. I'd suggest that Scala Academy meetups should only revolve around prepared lessons/material, to make the most out of it! :)

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Elmar W.

      Forgot: Since we're at Cupenya just moving from the Java Rest stuff to a full Scala stack, I'm gonna be checking out spray a lot and can probably give a quick "course" next time. I'm also willing to prepare it, but then everyone should be ready with sbt and so on, so we can do it within a time of, lets say one hour, and then there is enough time left for ad-hoc scala learning.

      1 · August 16, 2013

    • Joost H.

      cool!

      August 16, 2013

  • Ievgen M.

    Unfortunately I can't be there today. But I have nice reason - my son Misha was born on 7th of August. So I should help my wife to care about future Scala developer :)

    1 · August 15, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      Congrats man! That's wonderful news :)

      August 15, 2013

    • Age M.

      Congratulations !!

      August 16, 2013

  • Elmar W.

    Great meetup, got a better view into spray (thanks Age) and looking forward to learn more together with you guys next time.

    August 16, 2013

  • Joost H.

    This was a great start of something we should do nire often

    August 15, 2013

  • Jack

    I was new with an one-day experience in Scala (but some more experience in Java and Haskell).
    East is East and West is West, and they will meet in Scala?

    August 15, 2013

  • Oliver S.

    Awesome opportunity to learn Scala together with other people.

    August 15, 2013

  • Pierangelo C.

    I'll be there, just a bit late, metro and tram seem to have some disruptions today..

    August 15, 2013

  • Fabio T.

    I will be there but I might be a bit late, tough day here at work :(

    August 15, 2013

  • Joost H.

    We have a venue and drinks. But we have no budget for food this time. So be sure to eat beforehand ;)

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Harry L.

      Sorry.
      I will not be able to attend.

      August 15, 2013

    • Joost H.

      So I'm here!

      August 15, 2013

  • Michel R.

    Have to cancel; hope to see you guys next time.

    August 15, 2013

  • Thierry de K.

    On holiday this week. I'm sorry to miss this one!

    August 15, 2013

  • Joost H.

    Who is able to shoot some nice pictures?

    August 15, 2013

  • Kamiel W.

    Unfortunately something came up :( hope that there will be future Scala Academies!

    August 14, 2013

  • Jack

    OK

    August 14, 2013

  • Jack

    Graag kom ik morgen naar de Scala Academy!

    August 14, 2013

  • Martijn L.

    Dang, glanced over the fact its tomorrow :( would have loved to be able to make it.

    August 14, 2013

  • Age M.

    I can teach basic Scala, intermediate Scala, advanced Scala, Akka, and Spray.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Joost H.

      Anyone experience with JPA + Scala?

      August 12, 2013

    • Elmar W.

      We are (but soon were) using it, is easy enough to use, no major problems we ran into, but does not integrate well into a Scala programming style. You have to wrap some stuff around it to make it usable (kind of immutable, ready for asynchronous programming, etc.) . I can show you how we used it.

      August 12, 2013

  • Natalino B.

    triple bookrd again :/

    August 11, 2013

    • Joost H.

      See you next time ;)

      August 12, 2013

  • Joost H.

    Still working to get a proper venue for Thursday. If someone has a good option, please let me know ;)

    August 8, 2013

    • Joost H.

      That would be great. I was present during the last meetup. Do you also have tables available?

      August 9, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      Thanks Elmar, Daniel, Rockstart and Cupenya. You guys are great :)

      August 12, 2013

  • Joost H.

    Do people have some assignment/exercises they are willing to share? They are more than welcome!

    August 8, 2013

    • Joost H.

      Cool I'll look into it

      August 9, 2013

    • Jeroen R.

      There is a design for the website, but there's also enough backend stuff to do. Meetup API integration to get upcoming meetup / suggest new meetup, job posting section (CRUD) etc.

      August 9, 2013

  • Dmitry I.

    can't make it this time also :( vacation..

    August 9, 2013

  • Federico R.

    Can't make it :(

    August 8, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    Can't make it this time :(

    August 6, 2013

  • Giorgio

    next week doesn't work for me... sorry :(

    August 6, 2013

  • Joost H.

    Anyone willing to bring some (simple/short) assignments that the others could do to learn new concepts

    August 6, 2013

  • Joost H.

    Wow! That's a lot of people really fast.

    I will try to organise the meetup Thursday next week

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    Good to see that there's a lot of interest in this already. @Joost could you plan this meetup somewhere this month? We have some things in the pipeline for September and October already ;)

    August 5, 2013

  • Ievgen M.

    Java developer. Writing on scala at free time.

    August 2, 2013

  • Jeroen R.

    Great initiative :)

    August 2, 2013

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