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Silicon Valley Java User Group Message Board Community Events › Scala training course in San Jose March 18-22

Scala training course in San Jose March 18-22

Kevin N.
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Mountain View, CA
Below is message from Dick Wall about Scala training he and Bill Venners will be holding in San Jose from March 18-22.  Both Dick and Bill have each given multiple talks at the JUG that were very well received, so I thought you may be interested in this training.

Kevin Nilson


In just under a month from now, Bill Venners and I will be running our Scala training course in San Jose, CA. details can be found here:­
It's from March 18th to 22nd at Exit Certified in San Jose - easy to get to from light rail, caltrain, etc.
This is a very pragmatic Scala course. While it doesn't assume any knowledge of Scala for the applied course, the target audience is experienced developers in other languages, so it is not a beginners course, it is more of a conversion course. The applied workshop is 3 days during which you are soaked in Scala :-). By the end of it you will have a good day-to-day knowledge of Scala to use on projects. If you then decide to, or if you are already have a strong working knowledge of Scala and want to take your skills to the next level, you can do the Advanced course on Thursday and Friday which covers library and API design, DSLs, workflows and the M word :-), the type system in depth, best practices, patterns and much more. Full details of what's covered can be seen at:­
Some of the differentiators for our course include, not 1 but 2 instructors bringing over 8 years of combined Scala experience with a dual screen setup for theory and practice being demonstrated side by side, a focus on practical Scala usage rather than theory (both Bill and I consult in Scala on long term projects for the 75% of the time we are not doing training), practical examples for every module (about half of the course is hands-on coding), and of course our trademark wit and humor :-).
Thanks for listening, maybe we will see some of you for the course.

Dick Wall
Dick Wall
Email: Gmail: Skype: dickwall
Co-Host of the Java Posse:­ Twitter: @dickwall
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