As Elmar we're preparing an Amsterdam appointment using the DUSE group support (http://dutch-scala-enthusiasts.ning.com/)
We would love to have more events in Amsterdam related to Scala!
On Thursday, February the 14th we're having our first Scala Hackathon at Elmar (Herengracht 262 5th floor. Please give us a ring, so we can open the door). We'll start at 18:30 and our event host Elmar will provide us with pizza and drinks! There’s space for 30 hackers (first come, first serve) so be quick!
Things to do at the Scala Hackathon
We're not using a rigid schedule, but we would like to know what you plan to do at the Hackathon. You don't have to be too specific; we're using this to allocate desks, etc. It's totally fine to come up with something on the spot too and you will have a chance to introduce yourself and your project at our stand-up at 19:00.
Work on your own project
So you have this awesome project you've been working on, but you could use some fresh insights, you’re totally stuck with some complex pattern matching logic or can’t decide whether to go with a relational, document or column based database? Team up with other hackers and make awesomeness.
Work on open-source
Every open-source project needs contributors. Found a bug in that lib you use every day? Team up and tackle those GitHub issues. If you don't know where to start, ask more experienced contributors to join.
Help out others
Don't know what to work on? Chances are someone wants to work on any of the above. Help them out with your expertise. A fresh pair of eyes always helps, even if you're a novice Scala developer, and you may learn something from it.
18.30 Introduction 19.00 Stand-up. Introduce yourself and your project 19.15 Subscribe to work on one of the proposed projects 19.30 Start hacking!