Tom Switzer and Erik Osheim introduce Spire, a library for generic numeric programming in Scala, explaining some of its main features and the design decisions behind them.
Tom Switzer works at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto making web apps for bioinformaticians and biologists. Erik Osheim builds geospatial applications at Azavea. He is one of the authors of GeoTrellis, a high-performance geoprocessing engine and programming toolkit written in Scala.
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.