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PDXScala Monthly Meeting

Urban Airship Inc
1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



Hey folks, it's that time again! We'll be holding our May meeting on Wednesday the 14th, 6PM, at Urban Airship.

Rob Norris will be giving an introduction to algebraic data types (ADTs) in Scala, including basic theory to explain where "algebraic" comes from, then talk about Option, Either, Try, List, and other assorted common ADTs.

Thomas Lockney will give a brief introduction to Akka's Actor and RxJava's Observables. This will include some discussion of the good and bad of each, some guidelines on usage, and possibly even a bit of random thoughts on Reactive Streams.

We'd love for people to bring projects they're working on, interesting libraries they want to share (could be yours or one you found online), or even just topics for discussion. We're looking forward to seeing everyone and hope you all have plenty of great ideas to talk about!

Beginners are always welcome. We usually set aside the first hour of the meeting for beginner oriented topics and questions. Rob's talk will start during this period, but don't worry if you have a lot of questions -- we are always happy to help you find answers.