### Announcement from organizers of the Philly Scala user group
Registration is now open for Scalathon 2012! Scalathon is the
International Scala Hackathon, which last year sold out with attendees
from more than 10 countries.
The main event runs July 28-29 (Sat & Sun). It will include brief talks
by representatives from many open source Scala projects. These talks
will show you how to build, modify, and start contributing to the
project. With this year's enhanced venue, the hackathon rooms will be
open 24 hours a day, all three days, for anyone who wants to work
off-hours. There will be projects for every interest and skill level.
You can register for Sat/Sun here:
Friday July 27 is a special add-on day focusing on the "Anatomy of a
Scala Project." We will have many workshops focused on setup, building,
testing profiling, documenting, releasing, and hosting Scala projects.
Due to its hands-on nature this add-on day is appropriate for newbies
and the most hardened Scala developers alike. You must separately
register for Friday: http://www.meetup...
This year's Scalathon will be held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort
(https://www.vfcasi...). The Resort offers attendees an unparalleled
level of accommodation, including 7 restaurants, 4 bars, a spa, casino,
nightclub, and fitness center. We recommend waiting to book your hotel
room until the discount rate has been arranged. The Resort is across
from the serene Valley Forge National Historical Park, and few minutes
from King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping mall in the United
States. We hope this venue will complement Scalathon's focus on
developing social contacts within the open source community.
Scalathon 2011 sold out long in advance, as did NE Scala 2011/2012.
Please take our advice and register early!
Details are still developing, but you can count on all days including
food (probably breakfast/lunch). Feel free to contact Yuvi Masory
([address removed]) or Brian Clapper ([address removed]) with any
questions. Also keep an eye on #scalathon on Twitter.