Scala Up North is the first and only Scala conference organized in Canada. Two days of awesome technical presentations about Scala and its vibrant ecosystem. Come connect with other Scala developers and the companies building their mission-critical applications in Scala. It is like maple syrup for your cake.
Registered attendees vote to select the presentations they want to see in the program.
Our financial goal is to break even, every dollar we make will go into improving the conference.
Jon has worked full-time as a Scala developer since 2004, and has been heavily involved in the Scala community for as long as it has existed. He travels extensively, speaking on a variety of Scala topics at many Scala events worldwide, including talks on his open-source libraries and original reseach on subjects such as type inference and the differences between type members and type parameters. Jon chairs the Scala Center Advisory Board.
David Lennie is Senior Vice President of Data Science and Engineering at Shopify and joined the company in 2015. Prior to joining Shopify, David served as the Senior Vice President of Analytics at LearnVest and Director of Data Science and Engineering at Netflix. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in building data teams, warehouses, and analytics systems. David holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.
Caroline has spent 17 years helping teams and individuals deliver high quality incremental software solutions. Her skills have grown through first hand experience within product organizations as well as software consultancy. During this time, Caroline has worked both on the front lines of software delivery as well as on management and executive leadership teams of successful companies. Caroline is an Associate Integral Coach and is also a Certified Enterprise Agile Coach. She is currently the Director of Agile Development at IFS. During her off hours, she coaches team leaders to build capabilities aimed creating healthy and effective teams via her own business, InsideOutAgile.
Susan Davis fell in love with computers and programming during the 8-bit revolution, and with Scala when she had the opportunity to work at BoldRadius and Lightbend. Along the way, she’s been a developer, architect, manager, coach, and startup founder, including helping clients with their people and team problems during her stint at Lightbend Services. She’s currently a Director of Engineering at FreshBooks, where she’s building a fast data architecture out of Python and RabbitMQ instead of Scala and Kafka.
Mike Kelland leads Professional Services for Lightbend and brings over 15 years of software industry experience to Lightbend. Mike was most recently the CEO of BoldRadius Solutions, a services company focused on the Lightbend Reactive Platform. Prior to that, Mike was an early employee or founder in a variety of technology companies working in the infrastructure, custom software, network security, web development and hardware sectors where he excelled in creating successful growth through curiosity, culture and focused execution. Mike holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa.
I have a passion for leading enterprise transformations, creating innovative solutions using emerging technologies to modernize heritage environments. I find a certain joy developing large scale distributed systems using Reactive Principles, especially when building with Lightbend Reactive Platform - Akka and friends. I have slight Scala bias, but at least half of my time is spent with Java. I enjoy the benefits of broad industry experience having worked in entertainment, hospitality, retail, life science and others. I do play favorites, but you’ll have to ask on the right day. My personal passion project involves non-profit missions in anti human trafficking with focus on prevention and aftercare.
Our CFP is now closed, and we received many promising proposals!
We are adopting the same Code of Conduct of other community-oriented conferences like NE Scala and PNW Scala:
Nobody likes a jerk, so show respect for those around you.
Scala Up North is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
All communication should be appropriate for a technical audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language, innuendo, and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.
Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave without a refund at the sole discretion of the organizers.
Scala Up North provides a unique opportunity for sponsors to reach a technical audience seeking opportunities for innovation and professional development.
If your organization is looking to build a strong Scala team, this conference is a great opportunity to connect with potential hires.
Focusing on a young community, ticket prices will be kept low, so sponsor support is fundamental for our success.
Finally, encouraging collaboration will ultimately strengthen the community and increase the adoption of the Scala ecosystem in Canada.