Play Lagom team Special: Akka Persistence Typed & "Your first OSS contribution"

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Hi Scalators,

I'm pleased to announce a special event with two special Lightbend guests from the Open Source Play/Lagom team at Lightbend: Renato Cavalcanti and Ignasi Marimon-Clos i Sunyol. It's rare to have Scala-based open source project maintainers in town (let alone 2!) so here's your chance to say hello!

Pizza and beverages will be provided. Location is Thomson Reuters office near Union Station. The doors will be open at 6 and the talks will start at 6:30. The talks will _probably_ not be recorded or broadcast.

Talk: Akka Persistence Typed


In this talk, we will introduce you to the new Typed APIs for Akka Persistence and its new integration with Akka Cluster Sharding.

Although type-safety is the coolest thing we are getting from Akka Typed, the new persistence API is more than just types. There are also a few API improvements that will help you write better and safer persistent actors. We will cover the existing pitfalls in the untyped API and how they have been solved in the typed API.

Speaker Bio:

Renato is a software developer at Lightbend where he works in the Play/Lagom Framework Team. Scala aficionado since 2009, he has been hacking in Scala and related technologies for fun and profit. He has a special interest for Event Sourcing/CQRS, DDD and Microservices Architectures. He's the founder of BeScala (Belgian Scala User Group) and maintainer of Play and Lagom Frameworks.

Talk: Doing your first OSS contribution


In this talk, Ignasi will share with us everything he wished he had known when he first joined a 100%-OSS team.

Speaker Bio:

Ignasi breaks CI builds for a living at Lightbend. Before that, he's been garbage collecting and freelancing.