Ann Arbor Scala Enthusiasts to meet August 15 at SRT Solutions

A week ago I posted to see if there was interest in a new developer group in Ann Arbor, dedicated to the Scala programming language. It appears that there is indeed interest, both from attendees and potential speakers.

We will meet at 6 pm on August 15 at SRT Solutions for an organizational meeting and for an open discussion on “Why Scala?”. Regular meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting with September. It would be great if we had a schedule for talks or workshops (depending on what folks want) by the time we leave the August meeting.

Join us! The meetings will be free and open to the public. We’ll take a donation for food starting in September.

FYI: Scala is a general purpose language on the Java Virtual Machine. Combining functional and object oriented programming, Scala offers powerful expression that allows developers to focus on solving problems with software rather than being distracted by boilerplate code. Particularly with recent announcements that features expected in Java in 2013 are being pushed back, languages such as Scala are attractive alternatives.

SRT Solutions is located at 206 S. Fifth Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Ann Arbor. The office is at the corner of Fifth and Washington, with the entrance from Fifth. Take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. Nearest parking structures are at Fourth & Washington or Fifth & Liberty.