This month we'll be having a special Meetup as part of SPLASH -- the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity, which will be happening in Boston this week. (See https://2018.splashcon.org/ for details.)
SPLASH is organizing Meetups for many popular languages during the conference. Since the Scala and Rust communities have a fair amount of crossover, and a good deal of mutual respect as languages that are trying to make real programming better, we've decided to try a joint Meetup so folks can get to know each other, as well as meeting folks from SPLASH who join in.
This Meetup is primarily a meet-and-greet for folks from both communities, but will include a couple of short presentations, one for each language. The Scala presentation will be "Functors and Monoids and Monads, oh my!", from Mark "Justin" Waks, a quick show-and-tell to help demystify these common bits of jargon found in the Scala ecosystem.
This month's Meetup is sponsored by Curriculum Associates -- https://www.curriculumassociates.com/
SPLASH is giving us a small number of memberships for the SPLASH-I part of the conference (a $100 value) -- see https://2018.splashcon.org/track/splash-2018-SPLASH-I for the schedule. If you are *sure* you would like to attend this, please drop us a note.
So please mark the evening on your calendar -- it's an unusual opportunity for some cross-pollination and learning new things!