System Architect @ Wix
A programming junkie and computer history aficionado, Tomer’s been around the block a few times before settling at Wix as a system architect. In the last few of years he’s developed a major crush on Scala, promoting it within the Israeli software industry as part of Java.IL (Israeli Java user group) and Underscore (Israeli Scala user group) and organizing the annual Scalapeño conference in Tel-Aviv.
New Scala practitioners often experience the uncomfortable feeling of “not quite getting it.” If you’ve studied the syntax and written tests, maybe production code; if you’re becoming comfortable with the language and libraries, but keep worrying that there’s “a better way”, or that your code isn’t “idiomatic enough” – this session is for you.
By refactoring a real, live codebase, this talk will provide you with new tools and increased confidence. Between the provided examples and the ensuing discussion, you will walk away with a better feel for Scala and how to employ it in the real world.