Typesafe Scala, Typelevel Scala – What’s Going On, Anyway?

Last year, Miles Sabin wrote that “there is … a significant constituency at the core of the Scala community whose needs are not being fully met [by Typesafe’s focus on stability and Java 8 compatibility].” That statement summarizes the mission behind, a project that currently consists of a fork of the Scala compiler, as well as various well-known Scala open source libraries.

Is this a positive and natural outgrowth of a growing and vibrant language or will this development cause irreparable rifts in the Scala community? Is this a bad thing or a good thing?

These are the issues we’ll explore during this panel. Jamie Allen, Typesafe Senior Director of Global Services, will be representing the Typesafe position. Erik Osheim, co-creator of the Typelevel project Spire, will be representing the Typelevel position. Brendan McAdams and Michael Pilquist both have Considerable experience with Typesafe and Typelevel technologies and will round out the discussion. Brian Clapper will be moderating the discussion.

We’ll discuss the issues, explore the possibilities, and field your questions. Join us.

A screencast from this panel is now available on the Chariot Solutions site.

Location: Salon C Date: April 8, 2015 Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am Jamie Allen Jamie Allen Erik Osheim Erik Osheim Brendan McAdams Brendan McAdams Michael Pilquist Brian Clapper Brian Clapper