ScalaBridge Chicago - Intro to Programming with Scala


Sat 1/27/2018
Start time: 9:00 am CST
End time: 6:30 pm CST


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 groups based on the experience level they choose when signing up. If you are completely new to programming, look out for a future ScalaBridge event when we hope to offer more-introductory workshops.

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:00 to 9:30 - Check-in
  • 9:30 - Opening talk, student sorting
  • 10:00 - Code
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 1:30 - Code
  • 4:30 - Closing talk, announcements and retrospectives
  • 5:00 to 6:30 - Dinner

Code of Conduct

Bridge Foundry Code of Conduct


8th Light banner

8th Light is a software consultancy that is passionate about building long-term productive partnerships with its clients, employees, and local communities.

Transportation and Parking

8th Light is located at 25 E Washington St, in front of the new Washington/Wabash station at the Loop. There are also Red and Blue Line stations a few blocks from the office.

Food and Drinks

8th Light is sponsoring the event, inviting us to use their training room and providing lunch and dinner.


We will have dinner and drinks after the workshop.

Organized By:

6 volunteers!

14 students!