Scalapeño: Scala with a kick! (http://scalapeno.underscore.co.il/)
Scalapeño is a full-day conference for software developers, managers and CIO/CTOs focused on the Scala (http://www.scala-lang.org/) programming language. It is organized by members of the Israeli Scala user group Underscore (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/underscore-il), and has three distinct objectives:
Spread the word about Scala and its merits in the Israeli software industry;
Provide a stage for lectures and learning opportunities on the Scala language, tools and libraries for beginners and practicing developers alike;
Provide an opportunity for Scala developers, aficionados and interested parties to network and create a local, organic ecosystem around the language.
The conference features two concurrent tracks:
“Mild” - an introductory track, aimed at providing concrete and relevant information to existing development teams, CIO/CTOs and everyone who isn't necessarily using Scala but wants to learn more. This includes an overview of the language itself, fundamentals of the ecosystem (Akka/actors, functional programming etc.), case studies and success stories.
“Extra spicy” - an advanced track for experienced Scala or polyglot developers interested in deeper knowledge on what Scala has to offer: tips and tricks, type system hacks, advanced asynchronous programming idioms and similar topics.
Scalapeño 2013 is organized by Tomer Gabel (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=29260365&trk=tab_pro) and Shai Yallin (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=14379511&locale=en_US&trk=tyah) with support from WiX (http://www.wix.com/) and our additional sponsors, Yahoo! (http://www.yahoo.com) and LivePerson (http://www.liveperson.com/).
Note: We're hosted at Google's Campus Tel-Aviv (http://www.campustelaviv.com/). Attendees should register to the campus via the website.