Scalapeño is a full-day conference for software developers, managers and CIO/CTOs focused on the Scala programming language, taking place on July 17th, 2013. It is organized by members of the Israeli Scala user group Underscore, and has three distinct objectives:
“Mild” - an introductory track, aimed at providing concrete and relevant information to existing development teams, CIO/CTOs and everyone who isn't necessarily using Scala but wants to learn more. This includes an overview of the language itself, fundamentals of the ecosystem (Akka/actors, functional programming etc.), case studies and success stories.
“Extra Spicy” - an advanced track for experienced Scala or polyglot developers interested in deeper knowledge on what Scala has to offer: tips and tricks, type system hacks, advanced asynchronous programming idioms and similar topics.
Provide a stage for lectures and learning opportunities on the Scala language, tools and libraries for beginners and practicing developers alike
Spread the word about Scala and its merits in the Israeli software industry
Provide an opportunity for Scala developers, aficionados and interested parties to network and create a local, organic ecosystem around the language
Scalapeño 2013 is organized by Tomer Gabel and Shai Yallin with
support from Wix, and is proudly sponsored by:
Scala is a general-purpose language for the Java Virtual Machine, fully interoperable with existing Java code, libraries and tools and offers significant improvements in productivity, expressiveness and conciseness compared to the Java language. Much has been written about the language; instead of reiterating them here, you may want to view the resources on the official Scala website.