Scala Workshop


Fri 8/18/2017
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 8:00 pm PDT

Scala Workshop

Sat 8/19/2017
Start time: 9:00 am PDT
End time: 5:00 pm PDT


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

Radius Intelligence is located near the Montgomery BART station. Please enter through EAST Entrance of the building, located right between Target and Coffee Cultures. There is also a WEST entrance into the building but it leads to private elevators that require a code to access floors. You'll be required to show ID to get into the building. Paid parking available at nearby garages.

There are bicycle racks located in the basement and are available on a first come first serve basis. Those riding bicycles will enter from the Garage on Bush Street and check in with the Security Officer on duty. The building does not provide locks.

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.


Sponsors still needed! Please contact [email protected] for more details!

Gold Sponsor: Stripe

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Location Sponsor: Radius Intelligence

Curriculum development by: Underscore