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Lightbend Tech Digest - January 2017

We’re starting over again!

Welcome to the first Tech Digest in 2017. The year has been off to an intense start and I'm happy to present the latest installment of the best resources around the Lightbend communities. 

To contribute to amplifying the news, articles, guides and how-tos out there, feel free to reach out on Twitter at @myfear to point me towards relevant resources. Now it’s time to sit back, grab a coffee and relax while you read through this month’s highlights!

Releases and Updates

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Make sure to catch up with all the events in the Lightbend community which are listed on our community page!

  • Highlight: Fast Data Roadshow Seattle. Build your understanding of streaming data architecture with a half-day free technical roundtable.
  • Jfokus 2017 - watch Jonas Bonér's keynote: "Blah blah Microservices blah blah"
  • Spark Summit East - Join Lightbend and our customers as we explore emerging patterns around Fast Data at Spark Summit.
  • ScalaSyd/YOW nights - Join Martin Odersky as he explores the future of Scala down under.
  • ScalaBridge 2017 - A workshop intended to reach out to women and non-binary people who are interested in learning Scala!

Articles and Books

Code-snippets and other highlights

Thanks for reading! To get the freshest updates, follow @Lightbend, @AkkaTeam, @Lagom, @playframework@scala_lang and @scala_sbt on Twitter.

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