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Re: [lsug] London Scala UG - September Update

From: Andy H.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:21 PM
Hi Again :-)

Sam from JAXLondon has kindly just sent some discount promo codes.  

With the early bird special ending on Friday I thought I would send over some promo codes for your users to use along with the early bird discount

JL12LSUG1 = £50 off 1 day ticket
JL12LSUG2 = £75 off 2 day ticket 
JL12LSUG3 = £100 off 3 day ticket 

Share and enjoy

On 28 August[masked]:48, Andy Hicks <[address removed]> wrote:

With the August Bank Holiday marking the traditional end to summer, it time to give a list of whats coming up in the next couple of months.
To show how packed this is: 1 single week there is 4 training courses,  4 evening talks, and Martin's assignment todo.

This months I'm pleased to say we have Noel Welsh from _.underscore  giving a talk on  'Making Big Data Small: Streaming Algorithms in Scala' at SkillsMatter and the Coding Dojo on the 20th thanks to Pawel and TIMGroup

Jobs Board
We now have a Jobs Board at If you want to hire or looking then (recruitment agencies are welcome but the job must be for a scala role) 

Martin Odersky's Functional Programming Principles in Scala
If you haven't already seen it elsewhere, Martin has teamed up with Coursera to present a FREE online course entitled Martin Odersky's Functional Programming Principles in Scala starting on 18th September and runs for 7 weeks.
My current thinking is that it would be good to have some type of study group, probably around the Friday/Saturday where we can help each other out it bit we don't understand and maybe go a bit further than the course does. (This may be 'limited' by the normal Coursera honor code and what we can do as a group)
I have had a couple of offers of offers of office space etc but have fixed anything yet. (and it way be easier to come/go at somewhere like a pub/coffeeshop that and office where the entrance must be kept locked)

An idea of who is planning on doing the course and suggestion and comments on what they would like to do will be gratefully received

This years jaxlondon has a number of scala talks and speakers with: Peter Hilton (Play Framework 2), Nikita Ivanov (Improving MapReduce: Scala and GridGain To The Rescue!), Brendan McAdams ( MongoDB on the JVM ), Heiko Seeberger (Scala in Action, Scaling up and out with Akka ) and possibly more if you look harder.

Full details (and if you look around the internet they are discount codes)

One lucky person can win a ticket at

Scala eXchange 2012
In November we have Scala eXchange and the happy return of Martin to give a keynote.
If you dont know I'm helping out Skillsmatter with organising and we already have some great speakers. I'm hoping we can have some unconference, like last years scala liftoff, as I think that works well and gives everybody a chance to learn things on subjects they are interested in and not just form the selected speakers. If you have any suggestions on topics/speakers or you want to do a talk then, please, let me know and I'm more than happy to talk about it. 


20th Coding Dojo (FREE)
27th 2nd Play Framework meetup (FREE)

(Yes, there is 2 Play2 events on 27th)

15-17 JAXLondon (£)
18th Coding Dojo (FREE)




Other Groups

If you live around Brighton then also join Functional Brighton.

PlayFramework has its own meetup group 'The London Play! Framework Meetup Group'

We are always looking for speakers so if you would like to give a talk about something then let me know. Also if you have an idea for a different event or want to run your own scala event then let me know, I will help in any way.

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