Scala Hackathon!

  • February 27, 2014 · 6:30 PM

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 Food and Drinks

• 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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  • Elmar W.

    Thanks to everyone for attending, enjoyed the discussions and got a lot of inspirations how to make our spray applications easier to structure.

    March 1, 2014

  • Joost H.

    Thank you all for joining us. Thanks to you the meet-up was a great success!

    Cupenya thank you for hosting and feeding us! ;)

    3 · February 28, 2014

  • Giorgio

    Amazing evening as usual, really impressed with the number of participants and multiple interesting conversation!
    Keep it up!

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Dmitry I.

    Probably will be hacking again on Riak Scala client. But also would love to participate in Spray/Akka related discussions.

    February 26, 2014

    • Erik B.

      But he already addressed that argument.

      February 25, 2014

    • Erik B.

      Hmm, this form i easy to submit... Sorry! Anyway, I'm inclined to agree with Paul: while actors are a good concurrency primitive they might not be great as a higher level abstraction.

      February 25, 2014

  • Jeroen R.

    Can't make it this time, unfortunately. Have fun y'all!

    February 24, 2014

  • Joost den B.

    I'd like to discuss proper testing of Spray routes using Akka actors and best practices completing contexts (pass to actor which completes it or have route complete it using actor result). And Paul's criticism on Akka also rises questions. Shiuld we compose actors using T -> Futute[S] ?

    1 · February 20, 2014

    • Elmar W.

      We were just having this discussion as well, especially under the points of testing and scaling later on. Maybe we can prototype the different approaches and compare afterwards.

      February 23, 2014

  • Joost H.

    Please keep signing up! Call all your friends! The more the merrier ;)

    February 23, 2014

  • Joost H.

    Hey guys! I'm arranging the venue. It should be set tomorrow. I hope to arrange some good food again ;)

    I'll let you know tomorrow.

    February 23, 2014

  • Joost H.

    I want to hack on a trading bot I want to make to trade (bit/...-)coins on btc-e. My current plan involves Akka.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Fabio T.

    I missed the last one too so I can't miss this one :)
    I have been working on a project in Play/Akka (and Scala of course!) and I would love to show it to someone and get advice about the design and implementation!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Erik B.

    Hope to join again after missing a couple :).

    Happy to help anyone with Play or Scala in general, otherwise will experiment with scalaz-stream.

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will work on C* Path
    Support for reading and writing structured objects in Cassandra. Structured objects can be accessed whole or in part by hierarchical paths.

    1 · February 10, 2014

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