On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Andy Hicks <[address removed]> wrote:
> Firstly a big thanks to Kevin (@thecoda) for last month Idiomatic Scala
> talk. A video is now available here. Two thing came from the evening, the
> reference to the style guide, this can be found at:
. The other, I was 'disagreeing' with
> Kevin afterwards is the "should a method that returns nothing or return
> Unit". So to see who is correct ( and just for fun ) I've setup a poll:
> This month we have Practical Scalaz: making your life easier the hard way, a
> practical and coding based description of why you should be looking at
> Scalaz, on 10th Aug with Chris (@oxbow_lakes) who is a regular
> questioner/answerer at stackoverflow and famous for having one question used
> as a slide in many of Martin Odersky's presentations.
> If one scala event at skilllsmatter was not enough for a month then there is
> also "Encoding Unboxed Union Types in Scala" on 16th Aug with Miles
> (@milessabin). If you've ever wanted to know what 'Curry-Howard isomorphism'
> is then this is the place to be.
> Finally, if you haven't been to one of the monthly scala dojos, they are
> great fun and you should at least try it once. The next one is on 18th Aug
> detail ans sign-up here.
> In other news,
> - Barry (organiser of LJC) and ClearView is setting up a Scala recruitment
> department, if your interested in finding a scala job or have scala
> vacancies then you may want to get in contact:
> [address removed]
> - Peter is still trying to set up a "Collective Summer Camp" a one day event
> on all things functional.
> - Skillsmatter have has a bit of a change in who is presenting courses,
> Heiko has replaced Iulian, both who work for Typesafe, and will probably
> give Iulian more time to do the Eclipse Scala plugin. It also looks like
> 'Progressive Scala Tutorials' has moved to Dec (from looking at the web
> site, don't know anything more, hint to anybody from sm, more info)
> With the Progressive Tutorials moving from Sep to Dec then we now don't have
> a speaker for September. If anybody has something they want to do a talk on
> then let me know.
> Finally congratulations again to Patrice Carbonneau for wining a ticket to
> JAXLondon, hope you have a good time and don't forget to go to all of John's
> 10th Practical Scalaz: making your life easier the hard way
> 16th Encoding Unboxed Union Types in Scala
> 18th Coding Dojo
> 22nd Jonas Boner's Pragmatic Real-World Scala (£)
> 5th Miles Sabin's Advanced Scala Development (£)
> 15 Coding Dojo
> 26th Heiko Seeberger's Fast Track to Scala (£)
> 12 David Pollak's Lift Basics Workshop (£)
> 13 Scala Lift Off London 2011 (£)
> 20 Coding Dojo
> 31 JAXLondon (£)
> 14 Jonas Boner's Pragmatic Real-World Scala (£)
> 16 Jonas Boner's Akka: Simpler Scalability (£)
> 17 Coding Dojo
> 2 Progressive Scala Tutorials (£)
> 12 Miles Sabin's Advanced Scala Development (£)
> 15 Heiko Seeberger's Fast Track to Scala (£)
> If there are any other scala event that you know about and think should be
> included in this list then let me know and I'll be happy to include it.
> As always, a big thanks to Skillsmatter and YouDevise for letting us take
> over their building in the evening and all the help they give.
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