Doug Tangren and Nathan Hamblen will present Conscript, a system for distributing Scala applications built on github and the sbt launcher. Conscript makes it straightforward and efficient to write command line applications, local web servers, and even graphical apps in your favorite language. There will be demos.
Dustin Whitney will relate his experience using the cake pattern of trait composition in Scala. There has been some criticism of overuse of this technique. What kind of cake, and how much, is just right—and what do dependent method types have to do with any of it?