When: Wednesday, 2nd September 2015, 10:00am to 4:45pm

Where: The King’s Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

Price: £25

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/222659057/

This hands-on workshop is aimed at people who currently program in languages other than Scala, who wish to gain an appreciation of Scala. The day comprises a short introductory session and then a sequence of problem sessions: each session will have a quick introduction to set the scene and give direction, a period of pair-working creating a solution to a problem, rounded off by a whole group period (“mob programming”) creating a group answer to the problem. The sequence of problems starts from the very simple and leads through various features of Scala to end with some definitely not so simple things.

Scala is a JVM-based programming language, but there is no need to have knowledge of Java to attend this workshop. It will though be necessary for attenders to have Java pre-installed, and authority to load new software onto the machine. In particular, we will be using ScalaTest, SBT, and Gradle. Eclipse, IntelliJIDEA and NetBeans users will want to load their respective Scala plugin. Emacs users will want to install Scala mode and probably ENSIME. VIM users will want to use Pathogen or Vundle to install Scala support bundles.

Russel Winder
(@russel_winder)

Ex-theoretical physicist, ex-UNIX system programmer, ex-academic. Now an independent consultant, analyst,author, expert witness and trainer. Also doing startups. Fascinated by programming and programminglanguages, in particular: Groovy, Java, Scala, Clojure, Ceylon, Kotlin, Python, Go, D, Rust, C++, Nim, Fortran, and others. Interested in all things parallel and concurrent. And build.

Actively involved with Groovy, GPars, GroovyFX, SCons, and Gant. Also Gradle, Ceylon, Kotlin, D and bit of Rust. And lots of Python especially Python-CSP.