The Northeast Scala Symposium, the original Scala community-based conference, will be holding their sixth annual event March 4th and 5th in Philadelphia, PA. Organizers of the symposium come from Scala user groups in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City.
This year's event is co-located with the first Typelevel Summit US, also scheduled in Philadelphia on March 2nd and 3rd.
"This conference isn’t like other conferences.", says Brian Clapper, who is a symposium organizer/presenter and an organizer of PHASE (Philadelphia Area Scala Enthusiasts). "There’s no formal program committee, for one thing. Attendees propose talks, and the other attendees vote on the talks. The talks receiving the highest votes from the community end up on the Day 1 schedule. Day 2 is more of a free-for-all unconference, where anyone can propose a talk and temporarily commandeer one of the breakout rooms. We work hard to keep the conference community-based. We want it to feel more like an oversized meetup than a traditional conference."
Day 1 has 11 scheduled talks on a variety of topics, including Apache Spark, Logic Programming, Monadic Logging, Macros, and Coroutines.
This year's event was limited to 200 attendees and tickets sold out, but organizers are planning to live-stream the event. Check the event's website or Twitter for coming details on how to stream the event.