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Re: London Scala - updates

From: Andy H.
Sent on: Monday, August 1, 2011 1:29 PM
Update to the update :-)

Miles has come up with a much better description to his talk "Encoding Unboxed Union Types in Scala":
  I'd say something more like: If you've ever wanted to know how to play
  cool and practically applicable tricks with Scala's type system, then
  this is the place to be :-)

And its on 16th Aug (not Apr as it has below), but the sign-up was correct  at:


On 1 August[masked]:41, Andy Hicks <[address removed]> wrote:

Firstly a big thanks to Kevin (@thecoda) for last month Idiomatic Scala talk. A video is now available here. Two thing came from the evening, the reference to the style guide, this can be found at: The other, I was 'disagreeing' with Kevin afterwards is the "should a method that returns nothing or return Unit". So to see who is  correct ( and just for fun ) I've setup a poll:

This month we have Practical Scalaz: making your life easier the hard way, a practical and coding based description of why you should be looking at Scalaz, on 10th Aug with Chris (@oxbow_lakes) who is a regular questioner/answerer at stackoverflow and famous for having one question used as a slide in many of Martin Odersky's presentations.

If one scala event at skilllsmatter was not enough for a month then there is also "Encoding Unboxed Union Types in Scala" on 16th Aug with Miles (@milessabin). If you've ever wanted to know what 'Curry-Howard isomorphism' is then this is the place to be.

Finally, if you haven't been to one of the monthly scala dojos, they are great fun and you should at least try it once. The next one is on 18th Aug detail ans sign-up here.

In other news,
- Barry (organiser of LJC) and ClearView is setting up a Scala recruitment department, if your interested in finding a scala job or have scala vacancies then you may want to get in contact: [address removed]

- Peter is still trying to set up a "Collective Summer Camp" a one day event on all things functional.

- Skillsmatter have has a bit of a change in who is presenting courses, Heiko has replaced Iulian, both who work for Typesafe, and will probably give Iulian more time to do the Eclipse Scala plugin. It also looks like 'Progressive Scala Tutorials' has moved to Dec (from looking at the web site, don't know anything more, hint to anybody from sm, more info)

With the Progressive Tutorials moving from Sep to Dec then we now don't have a speaker for September. If anybody has something they want to do a talk on then let me know. 

Finally congratulations again to Patrice Carbonneau for wining a ticket to JAXLondon, hope you have a good time and don't forget to go to all of John's talks.



31 JAXLondon (£)



If there are any other scala event that you know about and think should be included in this list then let me know and I'll be happy to include it.

As always, a big thanks to Skillsmatter and YouDevise for letting us take over their building in the evening and all the help they give.

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