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Building Reactive Apps

James Ward from Typesafe will be presenting on the topic of building reactive applications.


Non-blocking, asynchronous, and reactive programming models are all the rage today. This session will explore in-depth why these patterns are important in modern apps. We will drill down and see how to apply them to event-driven web, mobile, and RESTful apps. To illustrate the concepts, we will use Java, Scala, Akka, and the Play Framework as examples.

There will be pizza and drinks sponsored by Typesafe.

hangout/drinks/food afterwards at Catalyst (300 Technology Square, by Main & Albany)

At MIT, allow extra time to find the room. Enter the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street, opposite the sign for 43 Vassar Street. Take the elevator (under a sign saying "Alexander W Dreyfoos Building" to the fourth floor. (If you find yourself instead in the Gates Building part of the Stata Center, return to ground floor and walk to the other end of the building to the Dreyfoos elevators.) On the fourth floor, turn left out of the elevator and then right, through double doors, straight onto orange carpet, then right.

(building doors locked? wait a few minutes for someone to go in or out)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who made it to the meetup tonight! For those who missed it you can find the slides and a similar recording at:

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • Geoffrey K.

      Thank you!

      January 16, 2014

    • Michael B.

      Thanks for a very good lecture and equally interesting ideas

      January 16, 2014

  • Jesús Zazueta M.

    Good stuff. Learned a bit of Scala's programming constructs. Good insights on server resource usage and how that affects scaling. Thank you.

    January 16, 2014

  • Mark W.

    Great session all around! I look forward to more.

    January 16, 2014

  • David F.

    Great talk. It was a good introduction to the Typesafe stack.

    January 15, 2014

  • Peter B.

    Missed my notice - hopefully I can catch the recording...

    January 15, 2014

  • Geoffrey K.

    I just changed my RSVP to No. Check Engine light came on near Danbury CT. Headed back to Williamsport PA. Hope the presentation is taped. See you another time.

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dislike! Safe journey back.

      Not sure if we have a volunteer taper tonight. If not I think James may already have another version of the talk online?

      January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Building doors are locked (?! sigh) but I'm at the Dreyfoos entrance letting people in. Call or text me at (617)[masked] if you have any trouble.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    We've capped the attendance.

    If you want to come but haven't RSVP'ed yet, it's OK to cross your fingers and just show up, if you:

    1) Let others enter the room before you enter.
    2) Let others take a chair first before you take one
    3) Let others eat pizza before you do
    4) Understand that some people may need to stand and we may need to turn people away once the room is at capacity.

    In the past, we've never needed to turn anyone away, but we can't guarantee it.

    See you soon!

    January 15, 2014

  • Paul M.

    Child has a recital. :)

    January 15, 2014

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