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Thursday, November 16 • 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Teaching Scala to the statically challenged

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Most developers at SBTB came to Scala already knowing at least one statically typed language. There is an ever-expanding pool of potential Scala learners who know only Python, JavaScript and/or Ruby, but they are too-often stymied by “introductory” resources that assume familiarity with Java or C. We must decouple Scala scholarship from legacy languages in order to benefit from this diverse pool of talented, enthusiastic, and impressionable developers.

This talk is for experienced Scala coders who care about growing and diversifying our community. We will cover general guidelines for being a great teammate/mentor without committing too much of your own time, as well as specific language features to emphasize or avoid with beginners.

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Rebecca Ely

Spark Platform Engineer, Bloomberg
Software Engineer at Bloomberg

Thursday November 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm PST