May Scala Monthly Meetup: Lutz Hühnken (Typesafe) - Slick & ConductR


Lutz Hühnken (, Solutions Architect at Typesafe (, will join us for this meetup!

06:30 pm | Free pizza & drinks sponsored by Typesafe ( and openForce (!
07:00 pm | Talks by Lutz Hühnken (

[Feature Talk] Slick 3
Slick ( (“Scala Language-Integrated Connection Kit”) is Typesafe‘s Functional Relational Mapping (FRM) library for Scala that makes it easy to work with relational databases. It allows you to work with stored data almost as if you were using Scala collections, while at the same time giving you full control over when a database access happens and which data is transferred.
The third major release brings it to a new level. It provides the new DBIO type for nicely sequencing your database actions, streaming results through Reactive Streams (, and an asynchronous interface on top of the blocking JDBC API with clever threading and connection pool management.
After a brief introduction and overview, we will explore the API through some code examples.

[Bonus Short] Typesafe ConductR
Running multiple (micro-) services on multiple nodes in a cluster, in a fail-safe way, scaling them, and updating them, can be a challenge for the operations or devops teams. Typesafe ConductR ( has entered the arena to make things simpler: Build a bundle, load it into the ConductR cluster, tell it how many instances you want to run in parallel, done. I will give a very brief overview of ConductR, and a little live demo of ConductR in action.

The speaker: Lutz Huehnken is a Solutions Architect for Typesafe. He has been working in professional software development since 1997. In this time, he has taken on different roles in the creation of web applications in various industries. His current focus is Reactive Programming - the development of fault-tolerant, highly scalable, truly distributed systems - with Scala, Akka and Play. Occassionally he talks about this on conferences, for example code.talks, devoxx, and JAX. He tweets as @lutzhuehnken (

Our sponsors for this meetup!

There will be drinks sponsored by openForce GmbH (! Go check out their currently open positions (!

Typesafe ( is sponsoring pizzas for this meetup!

StockWerk Coworking ( - our venue sponsor - check out their website (

JetBrains ( sponsors 1 Personal license for IntelliJ IDEA ( which we will raffle amongst the the attendees to the meetup!

O'Reilly ( sponsors 2 books which we will raffle amongst the attendees to the meetup!