Note - this is on a Wednesday, not the usual date, to accommodate Typesafe's visit to Austin.
The Evening's Topic
What is a reactive web application? Kevin will explore the why and how of reactive web application development. We'll explore Play with Scala and explain the aspects that make it reactive. We'll cover techniques for building responsive user interfaces and integrating with Akka for a message-driven core to distribute work to local and remote workers. By the end of this talk you’ll understand how to get started building applications that thrive in a wide variety of real world traffic and failure scenarios, providing value through a consistently positive user experience. No previous experience with Play or Akka is required.
Bio: Kevin Webber is a Developer Advocate at Typesafe. He has over fourteen years of development and consulting experience in the Canadian banking and e-commerce industries. He organizes ReactiveTO, a reactive programming meetup group in Toronto, Canada.
Park anywhere in the lot that's free and near the main lobby entrance (there's a US, Texas, and Rackspace flags up). We're just north of the Henna Chevrolet off the access road of I-35. We'll have a sign on the door to help guide you.
We can meet each other and network around 6:30PM.
We'll kick off the discussion at 7:00PM, but please get here earlier so you can sign in, get escorted to the right room. If you get here a little later, it's fine -- we'll have a security guard who can help.
Post meetup festivities
We usually adjourn to Blackstar Co-op (http://www.blackstar.coop/) for beer and more conversation. Everyone's invited, you don't have to be one of the cool kids.