Kevin Scaldeferri reports on using Scala for an SBT plug-in, for unit and functional testing, type-safe shared configuration using Zookeeper, and live inventory with WebSocket and Akka Actors.
Kevin Scaldeferri works at Gilt Groupe, where he has worked on the core e-commerce and order processing components, as well as development tools, infrastructure, and architecture. He has spoken at OSCON, YAPC, several user groups, and given internal tech talks on a variety of topics such as "How to Serve a Billion Requests a Day with Perl", "Beautiful Concurrency with Erlang", SBT, and more.
Lambda Jam is a new conference that can take your skills to the next level. This is not your traditional conference of sitting and listening - a significant portion of each day will be devoted to hands-on practice or workshops. We aim to stretch your skills and teach you something new!