Scala Workshop


Fri 2/10/2017
Start time: 6:00 pm PST
End time: 8:00 pm PST

Scala Workshop

Sat 2/11/2017
Start time: 9:00 am PST
End time: 5:00 pm PST


This is a Scala programming event. Some programming knowledge expected, but you don't yet know Scala.

Click here for more information about class levels in this course!

Workshop Description

This workshop is intended to reach out to women and non-binary people who are interested in learning Scala! We are emphatically queer & trans inclusive!

In this workshop, we'll take you through the basics of functional programming in Scala, a powerful language that has uses in everything from web applications to data science to large-scale distributed systems. By the end of the day, you'll have built several doodles, have a basic understanding of functional programming, and a grasp of Scala fundamentals.

To attend this event, you should have at least some familiarity with another programming language (like Ruby, Python, or Javascript). Students will be separated into different classes based on the experience level they choose when signing up. If you are completely new to programming, you should look at attending a RailsBridge event instead, or wait for a future ScalaBridge event when we hope to offer more-introductory workshops.

Workshop Schedule

8:30-9:30am: Check-in, breakfast (please arrive by 9am at the latest)
9:30am: Opening talk, student sorting
10am: Code
12:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Code
4:30pm: Closing talk, announcements & retrospectives
5-7pm: Afterparty (optional)

Transportation and Parking

Sharethrough is located a 10 minute walk from the Embarcadero BART station. Bicycles can be brought into the building and up the elevator. Paid parking available at Golden Gate Parking (250 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111).

Food and Drinks

Dinner will be provided at the installfest. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on the day of the workshop.


Everyone's invited to have a drink together after the workshop. Location will be within a short walk from the workshop location.


Platinum Sponsor: Lightbend

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platform for building distributed applications and modernizing aging
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changing the world.

Location Sponsor: Sharethrough

Curriculum development by: Underscore