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Episode 2

Intro to Akka - David Pinn
Writing scalable, concurrent Scala programs the easy way: an introduction to Akka

Top 10 Reasons that Java programs envy Scala - Graham Lea
A whirlwind tour through 10 productivity-increasing features of Scala that aims to inspire Java developers to jump on the Scala bandwagon for their own coding pleasure. [as well as some JetBrains schwag!]

Testing the Cloud - Michael Neale
Using ScalaTest and Mockito for CloudBees infrastructure testing 

Scala in Production - Panel
some experiences, Michael Neale, Jonathan Ferguson, ???

Pizza: 6pm

Talks: 6.30

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  • A former member
    A former member

    All the talks were excellent, as was the panel.

    I think this meeting hit a sweet spot that both newbies and experienced people could connect with. Hope we can keep doing that!

    It's also great to see people with a lot of knowledge being willing to share it with others. I thought some basic questions were answered with respect and great answers, not scoffed at.

    Start time and talk lengths were much better than the first meeting.

    I think we could finish the meeting a little earlier as that would give more people time to hang around and talk.

    October 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nerdy but nice.

    October 27, 2011

  • Vidya

    Thanks for posting the presentation + audio

    October 27, 2011

  • Sandra

    Great talks!

    October 27, 2011

  • steck

    Pizza was a little burnt, but other than that, very good meeting.

    October 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great intro talks to Scala/Akka and feedback on "real-world" usage. Let's keep the ball rolling!

    October 27, 2011

  • Michael N.

    October 27, 2011

  • Nigel E.

    Scalasyd last night was awesome. My thanks and appreciation to all the speakers... Keep up the great meetups guys...

    October 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone's interested in getting their hands on the code from my talk, you can get it from GitHub:

    https://github.com/GrahamLea/JavaProgramsEnvyScala

    October 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you missed it or want to share it, or just need to re-live it, the Prezi for 'Top 10 Reasons Java Programs Envy Scala' is available online here:
    http://prezi.com/07yqjyfcotn6/top-10-reasons-java-programs-envy-scala/

    You can also listen to the talk here (at the same time, if you're clever):
    http://soundcloud.com/grahamlea/top-10-reasons-java-programs-envy-scala
    (Apologies for the quality of the iPod-in-top-pocket recording.)

    October 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. Great to see so many people signed up for Episode 2.

    It's true: JetBrains have sent a box full of swag to give away tomorrow night.

    There's a mystery door prize to be given away. To be in the running, you need to make sure you arrive before the first talk, find me, and give me a business card with your name on it.

    As an added bonus, the first ten or so to find me will also get a free JetBrains t-shirt. (Sizes subject to availability.) ; )

    See you all there!

    Graham.

    October 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we are still waiting for someone to volunteer to share some of their commercial and/or production experiences with Scala.
    Anyone keen?

    October 11, 2011

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