Scala in the City has a YouTube channel which features videos of our latest talks for the community. This week we feature a short video which gives an overview of our last event at uSwitch, and three talks from this month’s event.
A quick overview of Scala in the City- April 26 @ uSwitch
Luis Ángel Vicente Sánchez, @lvicentesanchez - Big Data Engineer at IHS Markit
I have worked at different companies where developers had different levels of expertise. A few of them lived and breathed pure functional programming, but most of them were just starting to use Scala and its ecosystem. In this talk, I would like to share my views and experience when working with teams where most of the members are new to Scala. What can you do to help them learn and write something that is not just a "better Java"? What are the pain points? What can you do to mitigate them? In this highly opinionated talk, I will share my experience and tips on how to help teams that are just starting to use Scala, to progress in their learning path without many bumps on the road.
Bio - Luis is a software engineer with more than 12 years of experience ranging from embedded software development to enterprise web applications. 6 years ago he rediscovered functional programming when he started to learn Scala. Nowadays he tries to spread the love for functional programming at whichever company he is working for. He also enjoys playing board games every now and then, even solo.
Stefano Paluello, @palutz - CTO at Digax Ltd
Bio - Stefano Paluello, CTO at Digax Ltd - A self-confessed functional language addict (started with F#, worked with Scala, back to F#, playing with Elm and Haskell), he soon fell in love with Bitcoin and open Blockchain(s) some years ago and moved into the space professionally as of 2014. Currently, he is setting up a next generation, UK based, digital asset exchange.
Lukasz Musial, @Lukasz_musial - Scala Consultant at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bio - Lukasz Musial is a Scala Consultant, currently working for Bank of America - Merrill Lynch. With his blockchain-focused projects winning awards (Blockchain Hackathon July, 2017 in London, top 10 finalist in Blockchain Competition November 2017 in Zug, Switzerland) he is deeply interested in applying lessons learned from functional engineering into the blockchain world.
Thanks for tuning in, we hope you enjoyed the videos. Keep watching out for the videos from the next meet up.
If you are interested in talking at any of our events, hosting an event or if you would like to chat please get in touch on 02038650621 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org