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London Scala UG - November Update

From: Andy H.
Sent on: Monday, November 7, 2011 12:09 PM
London Scala UG - November Update

Scala LiftOff 2011
Hope everybody who attended this years LiftOff had fun and learnt new things etc. If you missed it or one of the talks then the videos are at here and photos here

LJC Open Conference
On Saturday 26th there is now the annual LJC Open Conference. This is an open conference on all things JVM and marks the second birthday of the lsug v2.0, as it was at this started in the pub after the event. As with all open conference there is no plan for scala talks but if there is enough interest then there may be one but, if not, then the other sessions are always interested. The web site for the conference is

Scala Dojo
Ok, I missed last months, but it sounds like Paweł & co have tweaked it slightly with each 'team' working on a part of a larger project. Sounds like a good move and interesting for this months (or even next week's).

Scala Tutorials
One of the minor announcements at the end of Scala LiftOff was that I am now the Programme Lead for the Scala Tutorials. The idea of a tutorial is that you should bring your laptop and at the end of 3 hours (1/2 day) walk away knowing how to use/program in the given subject. So far we have:
- Alex (from EPFL) author of the scala collections and parallel collections will be showing you how to extend the collections library and who to use the parallel collections. He will also be doing a separate session on Delimited Continuations and Parser Combinators.
- Ingo (from EPFL) will be teaching everyone how to use his scala.react framework in areas like Swing and maybe financial systems.
- Fredrik (from Typesafe) will be doing an introduction to Akka.
- Brendan (from 10Gen) will be showing you how to use mongodb (a nosql database) from scala
With another 3 more sessions to be announced and the usual 'subject to constant change' notice.


14-18 Devoxx (£ sold out :-( )


January (2012)



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(if I've missed anything scala related in London, let me and I'll add it to next months)

As you can see from events above we don't have a large mount of talk for next year. This is your chance, do you want to do an evening on a scala subject? Do you use scala at work and want to say how it's used (look how popular The Guardian talks have been)? What do you want an evening on?. Now is a good time, just let me know and we'll try to sort it out.


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