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Eishay Smith, Architect, Linked-In

 Eishay  Smith

Eishay Smith, Principal Software Engineer, is part of LinkedIn's Content and Community team.

Eishay's main focus is on scalable backend services providing online and batch processes involving news related content. Previous to LinkedIn Eishay worked at IBM Haifa Research Labs and later as a project lead and architect in IBM Almaden Research Center, contributing as a committer to the Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework (OHF) project.

Presentation: "Absorbing Scala"

Time: Thursday 10:30 - 11:30

Location: Olympic


Scala runs on the JVM, can use and be used by Java code almost transparently. Its Java speed and focus on concurrency well position it for demanding server side applications. This session is for those who consider using Scala in their existing Java projects.

We'll discuss how to smoothly integrate Scala into an existing Java build, testing, development and runtime systems. We will also cover how to deal with the learning curve, IDE integrations and the peopleware aspects of introducing Scala to your organization. The session will include examples and anecdotes from the LinkedIn teams who currently use Scala in production.