Functional Scala

I participated online in the conference „Functional Scala 2020“ in London. That it was in London had mostly one relevance, which was the time zone. There was no physical location and all talks were done online. An interesting idea was a virtual location. It consisted of rooms and we could move a dot representing ourselves […]

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Devoxx UA 2020 (talks)

I watched the conference onlie and picked the following talks: The Effective Developer – Work Smarter, Not Harder by Sven Peters Polyglot, Fault-Tolerant Event-Driven Programming with Kafka, Kubernetes and gRPC by Natan Silnitsky Reacting to an Event-Driven World by Grace Jansen Cause of Death: Hibernate by Thorben Janssen NoSQL Endgame by Otavio Santana, Thodoris Bais, […]

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Devoxx UA

Most conferences have been cancelled, since it is difficult to hold a conference these days. The idea to move the conference online has been obviously around, but it was rejected by most organizers, because it it not the same and the all important chance to meet other people is just not the same.  So the […]

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ScalaUA 2020

I like visiting ScalaUA conference in Kiev every year in March or April. I did so in 2017, 2018 and 2019. So for 2020 it was kind of difficult to perform a regular conference. So there are two options, either it could have been cancelled or it could have been postponed. That is what all […]

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Skillsmatter working again

The original Skillsmatter company has gone into administration and will be closed down, once all claims have been settled. Now investors have bought assets of this old company, apparently including the name and the brand, and are now operating und the same name and webdomain skillmatter.com. This is a new company with new management and […]

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Functional Scala London 2019

In December 2019 I attended the conference Functional Scala in London which was initiated and managed by John de Goes. See Skillsmatter about what happened to Scala Exchange. Of course a large part of the conference was related to ZIO, which seems to be a part of the eco system surrounding Scala with a lot […]

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Visit to reClojure in London 2019

On 2019-12-02 I visited the conference reClojure. This was an admirable community effort to create a replacement for ScalaExchange, which simply did not happen because of the bankruptcy of Skillsmatter. There was only one track, so the schedule is exactly what I visited. I will just copy it below, because schedules from conference sites usually […]

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Devoxx UA and Devoxx BE 2019

In 2019 I visited Devoxx UA in Kiev and Devoxx BE in Antwerp. Traveling was actually a little story by itself, so for now we can just assume that I magically was at the locations of DevoxxUA and DevoxxBE. In Kiew I attended the following talks: Probabilistic data structures in nutshell (in Ukrainian) [Oleksandra Kulyk] […]

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Travelling to Devoxx UA and Devoxx BE 2019

Travelling to this years Devoxx conferences is worth its own short article, even though it is not very IT oriented material… On the last weekend in October I brought a bicycle to a place near Frankfurt, let’s call it FrankfurtE. I took the train to Karlruhe and then back from FrankfurtE, but cycled from Karlsruhe […]

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Company „Skillsmatter“ stops operations

The company Skillsmatter in London has been put „under administration“ and basically stopped its operations. The web site seems to suggest, that everything is still ok, but that is not the case and I have heard so from several sources. The owner Wendy Devolder writes on Twitter and on Linkedin. Or here are some more […]

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