Scala in Practice

Alex Payne (BankSimple), Coda Hale (Yammer, Inc.)
Location: F 151
Tags: scala
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)

Scala is in production today. Hear from developers at Twitter and Yammer of their real world experience deploying Scala.

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Alex Payne

BankSimple

Alex Payne is Chief Product & Technology Officer for BankSimple, a startup working to make personal finance simple, honest, and dependable again. Previously, Alex was one of the first employees at Twitter, the popular social messaging network. There, Alex led development of the Twitter Platform, growing it into one of the most popular software platforms on the Web. Before joining Twitter, he worked for an Information Security contractor in the military and intelligence sector. Alex got his start writing software for political campaigns and non-profits in Washington, DC.

Alex is a frequent speaker on software engineering practices and systems architecture at conferences around the world. He’s the co-author of Programming Scala, and is passionate about the history and evolution of programming languages.

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Coda Hale

Yammer, Inc.

Coda Hale is an Infrastructure Architect for Yammer, Inc., an enterprise messaging service. He likes coffee, bicycles, and designing and implementing robust software systems.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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