Note: FREE REGISTRATION for the first 10 women, courtesy of UPenn CIS, see http://scalathon.org/register.html for details.
This will be a 4-hour crash course in Scala, taught by some of the best Scala developers in the world.
There are three eligibility criteria:
You must register & participate in Scalathon You must already know a functional language (Haskell, OCaml, Erlang, Clojure, etc) or know Scala a little. You must be a woman or the sole invited guest of a woman who is going. Teachers
Rose Toomey (lead developer of Salat library) Neha Narkhede (core developer of Kafka library) Brendan McAdams (lead developer of Casbah library) Runar Oli Bjarnason (core developer of Scalaz library) Cost
The event has a $15 fee, which goes toward general expenses of Scalathon, including room rental and undergraduate helpers. By registering for this event you're also welcome to attend the Friday PL club, lunch, and documentation spree at http://www.meetup.com/scala-phase/events/17274762/ . However, if you want to attend those Friday events too you *must* let us know by emailing [masked].
Goal, and history
Our goal is to encourage women and men who are considering attending Scalathon to pick up the necessary skills. We aim to turn attendees into fully-able contributors to the world of open source Scala code. If you have a background in functional programming, this is the perfect way to join highly active, collaborative communities.
This "Women and their friends" (non-women can be a woman's +1) strategy comes from other similar workshops, like RailsBridge in San Francisco, the Boston Python Workshop, and PyStar. We aim to create an inclusive environment. Our staff are women and men from the Scala community.