Come create conversation, generate ideas, hack projects, hike, fish and
mountain bike at the second annual Scala Summit! This year we hope to see the
leaves change and you'll experience the glorious autumn weather at 9,000 feet
in the Rocky Mountains.
The theme this year is "Scala vs. The New Features in Java 8." What in Java
still "works," and at what point do you decide that life is just going to be
easier in Scala? The theme is just an idea to produce conversations, but is by
no means a restriction -- you can create any conversation you think people
want to discuss.
The Scala Summit is an "Open Spaces" conference. There are no presentations or
pre-defined topics. Instead, participants write discussion topics on sticky
notes and place them in a room + time slot. Anyone who is interested in that
topic shows up. You can end up with small groups or large groups and both are
just fine. The best part of most traditional conferences are the hallway
conversations, and Open Spaces produce all hallway conversations, all the
time. If you aren't used to Open Spaces, they seem a bit strange at first but
you'll be amazed at how well they work.
In the afternoons we will have outdoor activities including hiking, fishing,
and mountain biking (where, to no one's surprise, the technical conversations
keep flowing). Evening events include barbecues, 5-minute lightning talks (by
you), and pub discussions.
If you have an idea for the (Thursday) hackathon day projects, there's time
alloted for short pitches on day one, to gather interest from those who might
want to work with you. This allows opportunities to work on the project before
Thursday, if you like. Thursday is a full day dedicated to hackathons, and
Thursday evening has short presentations of finished projects. Hackathon
project ideas might include programming Internet-of-things devices, building a
Salesforce app with Scala, exploring a new app framework, or working on an
existing open-source project (or starting a new one). The only "requirement"
for a hackathon day project is that you get excited about it.
For full details, schedule and registration see www.ScalaSummit.com.
Attendance is limited to 70.