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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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: Typelevel Summit (Copenhagen)

Copenhagen | June 3, 2017

Typelevel Summit (Copenhagen)

When: June 3, 2017
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

The fourth Typelevel Summit will be co-located with the Scala conference: Scala Days!

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Conference: Spark Summit West 2017

San Francisco | June 5, 2017

Spark Summit West 2017

When: June 5, 2017
Where: San Francisco, United States

Join instructor Chaoran Yu, Software Engineer, Fast Data, Lightbend for a 1-day course at Spark Summit: Just Enough Scala for Spark.

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Meet Up: Cognitive Festival: Just Enough Scala for Spark

San Francisco | June 8, 2017

Cognitive Festival: Just Enough Scala for Spark

When: June 8, 2017
Where: San Francisco, United States

This free all-day tutorial is a part of the Cognitive Frameworks Festival running 6/6-9 in partnership with IBM, Galvanize, and Framework Foundation. This hands-on tutorial will be presented by Chaoran Yu from Lightbend, the company behind Scala, in which Spark is written.

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Meet Up: Cognitive Frameworks Fesitval

San Francisco | June 8, 2017

Cognitive Frameworks Fesitval

When: June 8, 2017
Where: San Francisco, United States

Cognitive Frameworks Festival (CFF) is a city-wide event and block party, run in San Francisco on June 6-9, and brought to you by the Framework Foundation in partnership with IBM and Galvanize. Sign up for free, one-day tutorial: Just Enough Scala For Spark:

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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: InfiniteConf

London | July 6, 2017


When: July 6, 2017
Where: London, United Kingdom

Infiniteconf 2017 - the conference on Big Data, Data Science and Engineering. This time with a keynote by Lightbend's Dean Wampler

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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: Scala World 2017

Lake District | September 10, 2017

Scala World 2017

When: September 10, 2017
Where: Lake District, United Kingdom

Scala World is a welcoming intermediate-level Scala conference set in the beautiful Lake District in north-west England, incorporating a weekend of outdoor activities with two days of Scala talks from thirty internationally-renowned speakers, a delicious conference dinner and the annual Eyjafjallajokull Lecture.

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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 and fast data.

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Conference: GOTO Copenhagen 2017

Copenhagen | October 1, 2017

GOTO Copenhagen 2017

When: October 1, 2017
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

GOTO Copenhagen 2017 is the meeting place for software innovators and thought leaders from startups and enterprises! GOTO Copenhagen is where you get inspiration, catch the new trends and get the opportunity to talk and network with people across all different disciplines of software development! GOTO Copenhagen is organized "for developers by developers".

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Conference: Reactive Summit 2017 (Austin)

Austin | October 18, 2017

Reactive Summit 2017 (Austin)

When: October 18, 2017
Where: Austin, United States

Fast Data. Microservices. Streaming Applications. If you are looking to learn more about these emerging architectures, Austin is the place to be. Join us for our second annual Reactive Summit. The event kicks off on October 18 with an evening keynote and welcome reception, followed by an outdoor party in downtown Austin. Then, you will experience practical lessons learned across three tracks of conference sessions on October 19 and 20. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Conference: Scala Symposium 2017

Vancouver | October 23, 2017

Scala Symposium 2017

When: October 23, 2017
Where: Vancouver, Canada

Lightbend is sponsoring Scala Symposium, the non-profit, academic version of Scala Days, where we publish peer-reviewed research papers.

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