Scala: The Good Parts

Track: Alternative Languages
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room 104
Time Slot: Tue 2/25, 10:30 AM
Tags: scala , functional languages , jvm
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Scala started off as an experiment, and has its roots in academia - but it is more and more moving into the industry as a powerful, productive language. This talk will focus on the benefits that Scala can bring to people who have deadlines.

Quickly moving past the early adopter phase, startups and Fortune 500 companies alike are beginning to come on board. We will go over the language features that improve the readability and maintainability of a codebase - without raising the barrier of entry. Because with Options, Immutability, and an awesome Collections Library, you don’t need a PHD to be productive with Scala.

Jack Singleton

Jack is a software developer at ThoughtWorks, currently working with a startup out of San Francisco. He started working with Scala almost two years ago right here in Atlanta, and hasn’t stopped since. Recently, he’s also found himself hosting Clojure Dojos in SF.