Distributed Scala: Easy Scalability with Akka and Spark in Action

Scala Toronto
Scala Toronto
Public group

500px and PagerDuty

20 Duncan Street · Toronto, ON

How to find us

You can enter the basement space via the East entrace at street level.

Location image of event venue


The theme of this meetup is distributed processing.


Katrin will be presenting a talk called Easy Scalability with Akka. The Actor pattern, Akka Persistence, Clustering and CQRS: how to quickly and easily build a scalable 'enterprise grade' web service. She'll also share a summary of what went down at the Scala Days conference in San Francisco.

I'll (Sean) be presenting a short introduction to Apache Spark. We'll discuss how Spark works and its ability to plug into various cluster technologies. A few example operations will be demonstrated.


GuruLink is going to help cover logistical costs and Pager Duty/500 pixels will be providing the venue space. Thanks!

Tentative schedule

6:30 Doors Open

7:00 Introduction

7:05 A message from our sponsor: Alex Stobe of Gurulink will share some interesting Scala opportunities with the group.

7:10 Katrin Shechtman, BoldRadius, Easy Scalability with Akka as well as a recap of the Scala Days conference.

7:55 Sean Glover, Ethoca, Spark in Action

8:25 Raffle for IntelliJ license (and possibly another mystery prize??)

8:30 Social. Stick around and get to know your fellow Scala & Typesafe peers

Hope to see you there!