The Philly Area Scala Enthusiasts (PHASE) is a user group for people in the Philadelphia, PA, region who are interested in the Scala programming language. If you're interested in Scala, programming on the Java VM, or functional programming in general, feel free to join us.

PHASE tries to meet monthly, with meeting locations alternating between Center City Philadelphia and the suburbs. In addition, PHASE is actively involved in organizing conferences and collaborating with other Philadelphia-area technology users groups. PHASE is one of three regional Scala user groups behind the Northeast Scala Symposium. In past years, PHASE also organized Scalathon, the first international Scala hackathon.

For information about our monthly meetings, see the PHASE Meetup page.

We're active, and we're growing. Join us!

Selected Previous PHASE Talks Back to top

Date Speaker Title Details
2018-12-06 Brian Clapper Intro to Apache Spark with Frameless
2018-07-13 Dan Hunt Flexible DSLs with Tagless Final
2018-05-31 Marcus Henry Type-driven Development
2018-01-11 Gary Seiling Exploring Word2vec in Scala
2017-08-17 Yao Li Dependent Types in Scala
2017-06-15 Marcus Henry Introductory TyDD in Scala
2017-05-11 Brian Clapper Contextual
2016-12-08 Martin Snyder Monadic Logging and You
2016-09-07 Matthew Butt Scalatron!
2016-06-16 Brian Clapper RDDs, DataFrames and Datasets in Apache Spark
2016-05-18 Michael Pilquist From Simulacrum to Typeclassic
2015-09-10 Brian Clapper An Introduction to Spark Streaming
2015-04-22 Michael Pilquist An Introduction to Shapeless via Scodec
2015-03-19 Brian Clapper Messing Around with Typesafe Slick
2014-12-09 Michael Pigg and Ken Rimple Reactive applications with Scala and AngularJS
2014-10-21 Helena Edelson Escape From Hadoop: Spark Streaming, Cassandra, Scala & Akka
2014-09-16 Martin Snyder Live coding a CRUD database in Scala
2014-07-24 Brad Miller The Scala-Graph Library
2014-06-12 Jason Feingold Haskell and React.js
2014-05-20 Dustin Getz & Daniel Miladinov React.js and functional JavaScript
2014-04-24 Roland Kuhn Roland Kuhn leads a Q&A and live coding session
2014-03-20 Gary Keorkunian Viridity's Scala Units of Measure and Quantities API
2013-09-25 Martin Snyder Writing Functional Wrappers for Legacy APIs (joint meeting of PHASE and PhillyJUG)
2013-07-09 Jason Feingold Gradle and Scala
2013-04-16 Dmitriy Setrakyan Pearls of Distributed Programming with Scala and GridGain
2012-12-04 Duncan Devore CQRS and Event Sourcing
2012-10-23 Nick McAvoy Typesafe Slick
2012-10-02 Brian Clapper The Play! Framework
2012-06-12 Yuvi Masory Scalaz, Monads, Functors and You
2012-05-15 Adam Hinz and George Adams Dispatch, Unfiltered, Blue Eyes and Play: A Comparison
2012-01-26 Mads Hartmann Jenson Building SBT Plugins
2011-11-15 Yuvi Masory Scala on the Android Platform
2011-10-18 Brian Clapper SBT 0.10 and 0.11 Overview
2011-09-20 Erik Osheim Scala Type Classes
2011-08-10 Jamie Allen Disrupters