ScalaBridge New York - Intro to Programming with Scala


Mon 6/18/2018
Start time: 6:00 pm EDT
End time: 7:30 pm EDT


Tue 6/19/2018
Start time: 9:00 am EDT
End time: 3:00 pm EDT


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, non-binary people, and all underrepresented populations who are interested in learning Scala.

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

  • 8:30am Check-in
  • 9:00am Opening talk, student sorting
  • 10:00am Code
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Code
  • 3:00pm Closing talk, announcements and retrospectives

Head to Scala Days, Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

5:00pm Scala Days Keynote by Martin Odersky

6:30pm Scala Days Welcome Reception


This fabulous facility is being donated courtesy of our gold sponsor, iHeartRadio.

iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one streaming radio and digital music service. It gives users instant access to 1000's of live radio stations and allows them to create custom stations inspired by favorite artists or songs, anywhere they are.

Transportation and Parking

iHeartRadio is located at 32 Avenue Of The Americas, a short walk from the Canal Street Station. After you check in with security, please proceed to Floor 23.

Food and Drinks

A tasty lunch will be served on Floor 23 during the workshop and cold and hot beverages will be available throughout the day, courtesy of our sponsor Signify Technology.

Signify Technology is on a mission to help diversify the tech sector. Just this year, Signify Technology sponsored Women of Silicon Roundabout conference, ensured female inclusion when introducing candidates to tech companies for hiring needs, gave away tickets to several key conferences to women, secured senior roles for several key women in the Scala industry, and shared their insights on the topic on the company’s blogs. True to their words, Signify has a diverse workforce. For more information, visit Signify Technology website.


All students are invited to join the opening keynote and welcome reception at Scala Days NYC

Sheraton New York Times Square

811 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019