Scala Month continues with the Reston Scala Lift Off!

October 25, 2009

Scala Lift Off* featuring Martin Odersky, Dean Wampler, Lex Spoon, and Josh Suereth, et al

When at Where: Oct 30th from 9 AM – 5 PM at FGM, 12021 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20175

For details: Click Here!

Our unofficial Scala month continues with the Scala Lift Off held Oct 30th at FGM (the normal NovaJUG meeting place. This is a un-conference that will be kicked off with a presentation by Martin Odersky on “Why scala?” and the “New features in 2.8”. Kaliya Hamlin will be the facilitator.

* Technically, the Scala Lift Off is a production of Josh Suereth’s and the Scala Community, but we are claiming, since it is so good and it is in our clubhouse! ;^)


Oct 13: Programming Scala by Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

October 5, 2009

Programming Scala by Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

When at Where: Oct 13th from 6 PM – 9 PM at FGM, 12021 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20175

Register: Click Here!

Scala is a nice language to program on the JVM. It’s concise, scalable, powerful, expressive, and integrates well with Java. Your day-to-day tasks like processing XML, matching patterns of various expressions, working with collections and String, are all made simpler, concise, and elegant by the Scala language syntax and build-in libraries. In this presentation you will immerse into the Scala goodness, and learn how you can make use of it in your Java applications.

We will also raffle off a pass to the 2009 Northern Virginia Software Symposium returning November 6-8, 2009. Check out the conference by clicking the following image link:

Northern Virginia Software Symposium

BIO: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc. has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He helps his clients succeed with Agile Development and various software technologies. He is a veteran speaker at the NFJS conference series ( and a frequent invited speaker at various other international software conferences. He authored “.NET Gotchas” (O’Reilly), and co-authored the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book “Practices of an Agile Developer,” and authored “Programming Groovy” and “Programming Scala” (all from Pragmatic Bookshelf).