Presenter: Guillaume Belrose (organiser of Scala Jozi)
Guillaume works on distributed systems for the broadcast industry for Quantel, a UK based company.
This session will be an introduction to the Actor model of concurrency (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor_model) and how you can use it in Scala with Akka (http://akka.io) to build reactive, concurrent and distributed applications.
Akka is a toolkit for writing distributed systems, and it is part of the Typesafe platform (http://typesafe.com). It is Open Source, written in Scala but also offers a Java API and has awesome documentation. There will some slides and some live coding.
This talk was originally presented to the Scala Jozi group: