Past Meetup

Scaling REST Web Services with Scala, Akka, and Spray

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Paul Snively from VMware has ever so graciously agreed to wow, inspire, and educate us all with his experience scaling REST web services with Scala, Akka and Spray.

Join us for networking, pizza beers+soda, and a great presentation by Paul with opportunity to pick his brain at the end.

7:00pm, Event Starts w/ Networking + Food/Drink
8:00pm, Paul's Presentation + Question/Answer Period

Wanna know more about Paul?

Paul Snively is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at VMware with a passion for solving thorny problems with (computer) science. He's tackled scaling streaming media delivery for iFilm, e-commerce for Shopzilla, and now cloud computing at web scale on VMware's Cloud Services Engineering team.


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