- Montreal 2016
Whether you like it or not, Scala is here to stay. Appeared about 12 years ago, it is today widely used among high traffic websites such as Netflix or Twitter, and is supported by an ever growing community. However, despite its hype, Scala is still considered as relatively obscure by many developers. In this talk, we'll introduce its main aspects, and expose the reasons why you should consider it as your next skill to learn...or not.
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Francis is a software developer, convinced agilist with over 12 years experience developing highly scalable web/mobile/backend applications, optimizing work processes and managing dev teams. He is currently interested by Functional Programming in general (Scala, Haskell, React…) and distributed computing.
Aside from that, he works as a developer / trainer at Yoppworks, a Scala-dedicated consulting company and co-organizes Lambda-Montreal, a meetup dedicated to Functional Programming.