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Scala Days - Keynotes and Call for Speakers
Created by bagwell on 2012-01-18. Updated: 2012-01-19, 11:06
Scala Days 2012 shapes up! You will have top-notch keynote speakers, great research papers, a magical evening event and now we call for stimulating speakers to give session talks. If you have used Scala in an innovative commercial application, created a neat Scala development tool or used Scala in a new and productive way then the rest of the community would like to hear about it. Being a speaker at Scala Days and sharing your knowledge not only helps everyone up their game but also gives you a free ticket to the 2012 event.
Submit a 200-300 word talk abstract here, submission cutoff deadline is the 22th February 2012. The talks review committee, Andy Hicks, Nathan Hamblen, Chris Conrad, Phil Bagwell and Ariaan Moors, will make the selection for inclusion in final Scala Days program. Speakers choosen will receive a free entry coupon for registration while the remainder can still obtain a discounted "Early Bird" registration.
Your keynote speakers this year need little introduction. They will be: Anthony Rose, Simon-Peyton Jones, Guy Steele and Martin Odersky.
Guy is a Software Architect and Principal Investigator of Programming Languages in the Programming Languages group at Oracle Labs. He has contributed to the implementation and standardization of many popular programming languages and is currently heavily involved in Fortress, a high performance language designed to obsolete Fortran.
Simon is a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England. Best known perhaps for being the major design contributor to the Haskell programming language and the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). His main interests are in the design, implementation and application of lazy functional languages.
Anthony is the Co-Founder/CTO of Zeebox and the technology visionary behind a revolutionary social TV concept that has attracted the attention of the whole television industry and 15 million pounds early investment from BSkyB. For many he is recognised for being the driver behind the extremely successful BBC IPlayer, a service replicated on many TV channels world wide.
Martin is the creator of Scala and co-founder of Typesafe, the company that makes Scala support products.
Whether you come to Scala Days as a speaker or to hear what's new you will enjoy mixing with some of the best experts in the industry during the sessions at the Barbican or in the evening. The Scala Days reception and dinner will be held at the Lincoln's Inn, one of London's magical historic buildings.