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Lightbend’s active and rapidly growing community sponsors meetups and conferences online and all around the world. Our engineers and professional services representatives travel the globe to share insights about Play Framework, Akka, Scala and other projects. Browse our list of conferences, meetups and webinars below.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Conference: Scala Matsuri 2017

Tokyo | February 25, 2017

Scala Matsuri 2017

When: February 25, 2017
Where: Tokyo, Japan

Join Lightbend at the largest Scala conference in Japan!

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Conference: Voxxed Days CERN 2017

Geneva | February 25, 2017

Voxxed Days CERN 2017

When: February 25, 2017
Where: Geneva, Switzerland

Join Martin Odersky as he discusses Scala at this event by developers, for developers.

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Meet Up: Athens Big Data Meetup 2017

Athens | February 28, 2017

Athens Big Data Meetup 2017

When: February 28, 2017
Where: Athens, Greece

Learn from Dean Wampler everything about Fast Data beyond the buzzwords.

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Field: Fast Data Roadshow (Austin)

Austin | March 8, 2017

Fast Data Roadshow (Austin)

When: March 8, 2017
Where: Austin, United States

Technical experts from Lightbend and Mesosphere are hosting a half-day free roundtable and tasty lunch with 50 architects in your city so you can learn how your peers are leveraging Akka Streams, Kafka, and Spark Streaming to build and run distributed fast data pipelines.

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Conference: O'Reilly Strata Hadoop World 2017 (San Jose)

San Jose | March 13, 2017

O'Reilly Strata Hadoop World 2017 (San Jose)

When: March 13, 2017
Where: San Jose, United States

Join Dean Wampler's tutorial to learn "Just enough Scala for Spark."

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Meet Up: Code.Star Night - March 2017

Utrecht | March 16, 2017

Code.Star Night - March 2017

When: March 16, 2017
Where: Utrecht, Netherlands

Lagom in Scala - Hands-on with Tom Peck from Lightbend

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Conference: Devoxx 2017 (United States)

San Jose | March 21, 2017

Devoxx 2017 (United States)

When: March 21, 2017
Where: San Jose, United States

Devoxx US is a conference organized by developers, for developers. Expect great content, rock star speakers, networking, and hacking.

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Conference: Northeast Scala Symposium 2017

New York | March 23, 2017

Northeast Scala Symposium 2017

When: March 23, 2017
Where: New York, United States

Since 2011, the New York, Boston and Philadelphia Scala meetups have come together every year to host a community driven, Scala conference. The conference rotates between each city, and this year it's in New York City.

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Webinar: Designing Reactive Microservices in Java - O'Reilly

Online | March 28, 2017

Designing Reactive Microservices in Java - O'Reilly

When: March 28, 2017
Where: Online

Monoliths are ubiquitous, but they've had their day. Increasingly, businesses of all sizes are turning to microservices to enable them to run leaner. Microservices allow organizations to scale their teams, deploy more frequently and give their developers more autonomy, but they're not without their drawbacks. Microservices, by their nature, are distributed, and this brings a whole load of additional challenges to solve.

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Conference: JavaLand 2017

Bruehl | March 28, 2017

JavaLand 2017

When: March 28, 2017
Where: Bruehl, Germany

From March 28th to March 30th, 2017, the Java enthusiasts, developers, architects, strategists, administrators and project managers will convene at JavaLand. Will you come join us?

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Conference: O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference (New York) 2017

New York | April 3, 2017

O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference (New York) 2017

When: April 3, 2017
Where: New York, United States

Learn the technology options, engineering best practices, and leadership skills needed to build a solid foundation in software architecture.

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Field: Fast Data Roadshow (New York)

New York | April 6, 2017

Fast Data Roadshow (New York)

When: April 6, 2017
Where: New York, United States

Technical experts from Lightbend and Mesosphere are hosting a half-day free roundtable and tasty lunch with 50 architects in your city so you can learn how your peers are leveraging Akka Streams, Kafka, and Spark Streaming to build and run distributed fast data pipelines.

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Conference: Flink Forward 2017

San Francisco | April 10, 2017

Flink Forward 2017

When: April 10, 2017
Where: San Francisco, United States

Flink Forward, the premier conference on Apache Flink, is coming to San Francisco! Save the date for April 10-11, 2017!

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Conference: Scala Days 2017 North America

Chicago | April 18, 2017

Scala Days 2017 North America

When: April 18, 2017
Where: Chicago, United States

Scala Days, the premier Scala Conference, will be held this year at Swisotel in Chicago on April 19th through 21th, 2017, lead by two days of training, April 18th - 19th, 2017. The conference will bring together developers from all corners of the world to share their experiences and new ideas around creating applications with Scala and related technologies, like Akka and Play Framework. Scala Days provides a unique opportunity for Scala users to interact with the contributors to the language and related technologies and connect with fellow developers.

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Conference: PhillyETE 2017

Philadelphia | April 18, 2017

PhillyETE 2017

When: April 18, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, United States

Connection. Collaboration. Community. Entering its 11th year, the Emerging Technologies Conference has brought the leaders of the open source community to Philadelphia to teach about their projects, their work and how these technologies are changing software development. During this time, ETE has become one of the largest gatherings of developers in the mid-Atlantic.

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Field: Fast Data Roadshow (Chicago)

Chicago | April 19, 2017

Fast Data Roadshow (Chicago)

When: April 19, 2017
Where: Chicago, United States

Technical experts from Lightbend and Mesosphere are hosting a half-day free roundtable and tasty lunch with 50 architects in your city so you can learn how your peers are leveraging Akka Streams, Kafka, and Spark Streaming to build and run distributed fast data pipelines.

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Conference: GOTO Chicago 2017

Chicago | May 1, 2017

GOTO Chicago 2017

When: May 1, 2017
Where: Chicago, United States

GOTO Chicago 2017 is the meeting place for innovators and thought leaders from startups and enterprises in both the local and global software development communities.

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Conference: Kafka Summit New York 2017

New York | May 8, 2017

Kafka Summit New York 2017

When: May 8, 2017
Where: New York, United States

Visit the Lightbend booth to explore fast data uses cases with Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra and Kafka -- the SMACK stack -- at Kafka Summit.

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Conference: LXScala 2017

Lisbon | May 12, 2017

LXScala 2017

When: May 12, 2017
Where: Lisbon, Portugal

For the second time, Lisbon will host Scala experts from across Europe to discuss the present and future trends around the programming language. Watch V.Klang's keynote.

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Conference: Scala Italy 2017

Rome | May 13, 2017

Scala Italy 2017

When: May 13, 2017
Where: Rome, Italy

The only Scala conference in Italy.

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Conference: MicroCPH 2017

Copenhagen | May 16, 2017

MicroCPH 2017

When: May 16, 2017
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Micro CPH is the first dedicated Microservice conference in Copenhagen, taking place on May 16-17. Join us for inspiring keynote by Viktor Klang.

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Conference: J On the Beach 2017

Malaga | May 17, 2017

J On the Beach 2017

When: May 17, 2017
Where: Malaga, Spain

JOTB is an international rendezvous for developers and devOps around Big Data technologies. A fun conference to learn and share the latest experiences related to topics like distributed systems, IoT projects, Big Data Architectures and, the most important part, it’s On The Beach!

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Conference: Scala Days 2017 Europe

Copenhagen | May 30, 2017

Scala Days 2017 Europe

When: May 30, 2017
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Scala Days, the premier Scala Conference, will be held this year in Copenhagen on May 30th through 2nd of June, 2017, starting with two days of training on May 30th and 31th.

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Field: Fast Data Roadshow (Copenhagen)

Copenhagen | May 31, 2017

Fast Data Roadshow (Copenhagen)

When: May 31, 2017
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Technical experts from Lightbend and Mesosphere are hosting a half-day free roundtable and tasty lunch with 50 architects in your city so you can learn how your peers are leveraging Akka Streams, Kafka, and Spark Streaming to build and run distributed fast data pipelines.

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Conference: Devoxx 2017 (United Kingdom)

London | June 11, 2017

Devoxx 2017 (United Kingdom)

When: June 11, 2017
Where: London, United Kingdom

Devoxx UK is a conference by developers for developers, priced affordably so that all developers can enjoy a unique experience. A mix of expert event professionals and senior developers, including Java champions, evangelists and respected thought leaders.

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Conference: Scala Swarm 2017

Porto | June 22, 2017

Scala Swarm 2017

When: June 22, 2017
Where: Porto, Portugal

ScalaSwarm is a Scala programming language (and accompanying technologies) conference brought to you by the altruistic crew that organized the #BeeScala conference and introduced a new standard of a great conference.

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Conference: Gartner Catalyst Conference San Diego 2017

San Diego | August 21, 2017

Gartner Catalyst Conference San Diego 2017

When: August 21, 2017
Where: San Diego, United States

Join us in San Diego and learn how to revitalize your existing Java infrastructure with microservices and fast data.

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Conference: Gartner Catalyst Conference London 2017

London | September 18, 2017

Gartner Catalyst Conference London 2017

When: September 18, 2017
Where: London, United Kingdom

Join us in London and learn how to revitalize your existing Java infrastructure with microservices.

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Browse Meetup.com to find a Scala, Akka or Play Framework meetup near you!

Scala Tribes is also a great resource for finding Scala meetups around the world.

Starting a Local User Group?

Are you interested in building a Play Framework, Akka or Scala community in your city?


Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Set up the group on meetup.com
  • Source a local venue for the group
  • Establish a regular meeting schedule
  • Promote the meetup via social media channels and make presented slides available
  • Join the Scala User Group Organizers mailing list forum

How Lightbend can help!

  • Sponsorship and swag: if you are interested in having Lightbend sponsor your meetup or send swag, please email usergroups@lightbend.com
  • Reimbursement to the organizer for meetup.com fees
  • Connect the organizers with a local Lightbend employee and potential presenters
  • Promotion of the group through the Lightbend newsletter, Twitter and community page

To get started, add your meetup to our list, or remove an inactive group, please contact usergroups@lightbend.com.

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