Over 550 people packed the popular CodeMash  event in January 2009 where Dianne Marsh, one of the CodeMash organisers, gave an animated presentation on “Practical Scala”. She demonstrated the simplicity Scala brings to Java tasks and explained why programmers will enjoy using the language. You can learn more about it and what she presented here .
CodeMash  is a regular event where people can learn about the latest programming practices, methods, and technology. Participants get up to date on the state-of-the-art and future trends for a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .Net, Ruby, PHP, and this year Scala.