Northeast Scala Symposium 2012

The Northeast Scala Symposium is a yearly gathering of the Scala community. This year we're converging on Cambridge, MA.

On Friday at the Microsoft NERD Center we have a program of talks selected by attendees. Breakfast and registration start at 8 AM; the keynote begins at 9. Please understand that we can only accommodate people who appear on the "attending" list of this page.

For wifi at NERD, use the Cambridge network, open your browser, and enter code ns0309.

All talks and breaks are listed in our Google Calendar. Add it now so you'll have it at the event:


On Saturday and Sunday at the MIT Stata Center, we'll have an self-organizing program of workshops and hacking. You can participate in the weekend activities even if you aren't attending the Friday program.

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  • Andrew P.

    Good venue, catering, organisation. Interesting talks in general but a bit more variety might have been nice if it's feasible next time.

    March 13, 2012

  • Emrys I.

    Great speakers, attendees, location and food. Logistics were all handled smoothly; sessions started and ended on time.

    A suggestion for next year would be to allow for longer sessions. Not all sessions have to be longer, but allowing for, say, 30min and 1hr sessions where it makes sense. Would have been nice to have more time for a bit more depth on some topics as well as additional time for questions.

    March 12, 2012

  • David W.

    Best conference I've been to in a decade, and just $50.

    March 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talks, in general, were good. But I thought they were too introductory and didn't go as deep as they could have. More depth would have been valuable because it's rare to be in an instructional setting for Scala; we're all used to figuring things out ourselves, but expert instruction is unique to a Scala conference.

    Perhaps the talks could go 45-60 minutes, instead of the usual 30, and provide more depth. I understand that this means a lower quantity of talks. But perhaps the quality increase would be worth it.

    March 12, 2012

  • Brian C.

    Brilliant, funny people who fill your brain to bursting: What's not to like?

    March 11, 2012

  • Douglas A.

    I had a fantastic time! (The only downside was that I wish that I had been given a printed schedule.)

    March 11, 2012

  • Stephen J.

    Excellent set of presentations and a great atmosphere to learn how others in the industry are using Scala. Definitely worth every penny to attend!

    March 11, 2012

  • Nathan H.

    Thanks everybody for participating and making this such an awesome day!

    March 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    NEScala was a really excellent symposium.

    The quality of the talks was, overall, quite good. There were a couple of less exciting ones, but for an informal symposium, the quality was great.

    March 10, 2012

  • Jonathan C.

    Being relatively new to Scala it was interesting to see the community and to be exposed to all of the things I want (and need) to learn more about.

    March 10, 2012

  • Vinko B.

    It was extraordinary experience with all these talks in one day. I learned a lot a about Scala and community and looking forward implementing next level of services in Scala. Am much more confident Scala will give us opportunity to step up, make team more productive, and bring more fun and build more robust and scalable systems.

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    March 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event with great speakers!

    March 10, 2012

  • Eugene P.

    That was really good, but would be nice if we could rate speakers as well

    March 10, 2012

  • Doug T.

    Speakers: Can you do me a favor and send a link to a hosted version your slides to [masked]? Thanks.

    March 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some talks were great, others not so much. Sometimes speakers from vendors were really doing more selling than teaching. It would have been nice to know which room each talk was in. Sometimes I didn't know which one was where until the first screen of the talk came up. The time allocated for the talks was too short, overall. Still, they did a good job of getting in speakers and setting it all up, and the price was fantastic.

    March 10, 2012

  • Rose T.

    I only wish I could have gone to twice as many of the talks.

    March 10, 2012

  • Alvaro C.

    I heard someone found my credit card. Thank you, and how can I get it back? :)

    March 9, 2012

  • Doug T.

    You can also find it linked to on

    March 9, 2012

  • Nathan H.

    Here's a short link to add the conference schedule to your google calendar:

    March 9, 2012

  • Nathan H.

    Sean, there's an update for you and other students at the end of the event description.

    December 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance of a discount for current college students?

    December 12, 2011

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