LUCAS Open Software Seminar
Place:Kårhusets hörsal, LTH
Viktor Klang presents "2016—a Scala odyssey and Björn Regnell presents "Scala as a beginner language - experiences and plans at LTH"
When: April 20, 2016
Where: Kårhusets Hörsal / Gansquesal, John Ericssons väg 3, Lund
10:15 -11:00 Viktor Klang: "2016—a Scala odyssey"
In this presentation we will examine what Scala is in 2016 and connect it with its history – how it has evolved over the past 10 years. We will talk about lessons learned, both from a language perspective as well as from an open source and software engineering point of view; about unexpected virtues and flaws – and of course – we’ll talk about how to maximize the joy of using, and the chance of success with Scala as a language and as a platform.
Viktor Klang is the Deputy CTO at Lightbend, Scala programmer since 2007, prolific contributor to the Akka project since 2009, as well as member of the Reactive Streams Special Interest Group and involved in the Scala Standard Library concurrency APIs. Interested in all things distributed and concurrent – software and hardware.
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11:15 - 11:45 Björn Regnell: "Scala as a beginner language - experiences and plans at LTH"
In this presentation we will show how we have introduced programming to kids and teachers in primary school using Scala. We will also show the plans for our new introductory course in programming using Scala and Java for Computer Science and Engineering students at LTH starting after summer.
11:45-11:55 Code @ LTH
Presentation of our student organization open for every one interested in coding and the April 20 evening event: "Code @ LTH Evening Hack: Scala hands-on crash course for Java programmers".
11:55-12:00 "What is LUFOSS and why should you care? "
Announcement of the call for nominations for scholarships from the Lund University Fund for Open Source Software.
You are welcome to one or both halves of the morning program but please register via: http://goo.gl/forms/F2iME0j6Go
Evening add-on 18:00-21:00 "Code @ LTH: Evening Hack: Scala hands-on crash course for Java programmers"
including a live-coding seminar by Björn Regnell and exercises in group coding activities. Bring your laptop!
In Kårhusets gasquesal. Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/F2iME0j6Go