The Philly Area Scala Enthusiasts (PHASE) is a user group for people in the Philadelphia, PA, area who are interested in the Scala (http://www.scala-lang.org/) programming language. If you're interested in Scala, programming on the Java VM, or functional programming in general, feel free to join us.
NOTE: This group is for Scala discussions only. Emails or posts that are not Scala-related may get you banned from the group.
Bill Venners, co-author of Programming in Scala (https://www.artima.com/shop/programming_in_scala_3ed) and author and maintainer of the highly popular ScalaTest (https://scalatest.org) testing framework, has tentatively agreed to join us remotely, from his Walnut Creek, CA, office.
He hasn't settled on a topic yet, but whatever he chooses to discuss, you can be sure it'll be fascinating. We'll connect with Bill via Skype or Google Hangout and point our camera at the audience, so be prepared with questions.
This talk will be in the city.
Join us for a night of 6 to 8 lightning talks.
Lightning talks are 15-minute talks: perfect as a quick overview of a topic, and a GREAT way for a new speaker to give that first talk.
We'll have anywhere from 6 to 8 15-minute talks in this meeting, and there's no theme. If you've done something cool, or you've played with something that might interest others, suggest a talk. Ideally, we'd like a mixture of intro-level and intermediate-level talks, but we'll take anything at all. And we'd love to see some new faces.
If you have an idea for a 15-minute talk, send your idea to the organizers, at [masked]. A descriptive title is enough; we don't need an abstract. (But if you want to supply an abstract, that's cool, too.)
This meeting will be in the suburbs.