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Growing the Scala Community by Yifan Xing

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As the Scala community continues to grow, we also want it to continue to evolve and become even more diverse. We need your help to scale up! Today we have a slightly different talk for you, as Yifan Xing centres her talk around the diversity of the Scala community, as the community continues to grow. She explains the significance and benefits of diversity; this talk could help you contribute to your Scala community... 

The Scala community has grown significantly over the past 15 years. As a community, we wrote millions of lines of code and developed hundreds of projects. While the language is thriving, there is still room to contribute to the community. One of the best ways to grow the community and to bring diversity into the community is to organize ScalaBridge workshops, which are intended to provide resources for people from underrepresented populations to learn Scala. (Diversity comes in many forms: race, gender, age, religion, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, etc.) While the workshops have positive and lasting impacts, it cannot be done by one individual or by a single organization. Yifan Xing Software Developer Yifan is a software engineer, ScalaBridge organizer, and open-source contributor. Her work involves many distributed systems related topics, including network protocols, consensus, network security, etc. Yifan contributed to the message queue systems and asynchronous APIs for a Scala open source project Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) at Harvard Medical School.

This talk was given by Yifan Xing at Scale By The Bay.