New York - June 19th-21st, 2018


Scala Days North America

  • 17-19 June: Workshops
  • 19-21 June: Conference Sessions

Scala Days, the premier Scala conference, will be held this year at Sheraton New York Times Square in New York on June 19-21, 2018. There will also be a Scala Days Europe at the Kosmos Berlin on May 14-7, 2018.

Scala Days brings together developers from all corners of the world to share their experiences and new ideas around creating applications with Scala and related technologies, like Spark, Kafka, and Akka. Scala Days provides a unique opportunity for Scala users to interact with the contributors to the language and related technologies and connect with fellow developers.

The conference in New York will start on Tuesday, June 19, with an opening keynote by Martin Odersky and an evening event. More keynotes and conference talks will be given on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21. Pre-conference workshops will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, June 17-19, 2018.

Program Committee

Martin Odersky

Lightbend (Chair)

Martin Odersky is the inventor of the Scala language, a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a founder of Lightbend. His work concentrates on the fusion of functional and object-oriented programming. He believes the two paradigms are two sides of the same coin, to be unified as much as possible. To prove this, he has worked on a number of language designs, from Pizza to GJ to Functional Nets. He has also influenced the development of Java as a co-designer of Java generics and as the original author of the current javac reference compiler.

Manuel Bernhardt


Manuel is a passionate software engineer, author, speaker, consultant and community leader. Since 2008, he has guided and trained enterprise teams on the transformation to distributed computing, focused primarily on production systems built with Scala, Akka, and Play Framework.

Markus Eisele


Markus Eisele is a Java Champion, former Java EE Expert Group member, Java Community member of German DOAG, founder of JavaLand, and head of developer advocacy for Lightbend. He is excited to educate people about how microservice architectures can integrate and complement existing platforms, and also about how to successfully build resilient applications with Java.

Lars Hupel

Technical University Munich

Lars is a PhD student in Munich, Germany, working in the area of theorem proving. He has been using Scala for quite a while now, and is known as one of the founders of the typelevel initiative which is dedicated to providing principled, type-driven Scala libraries. He also talks about Haskell and Isabelle a lot.

Heather Miller

Scala Center

Heather is a founder and the Executive Director of the Scala Center at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an assistant clinical professor at Northeastern University in Boston. She recently completed her PhD in EPFL’s School of Computer and Communication Science under Professor Martin Odersky, where she was a member of the Scala team.

Adriaan Moors


Adriaan leads the Scala compiler team at Lightbend. His team's mission is to make Scala the most fun and productive language you've ever worked with, by providing a flexible set of simple constructs that let you build scalable and maintainable solutions for complex problems (and have fun doing so).

Josh Suereth


Josh Suereth is a Senior Software Developer at Google, Inc. He is the author of Scala In Depth, and a contributor to the Scala community. He likes to share his expertise in talks, and believes that balance + harmony of idioms lead to the ideal software solution.


The group of professional Scala developers is as diverse as the projects that spring from it. Since this also includes the innovation potential of the industry, we want this to be visible in our line-up. Diversity on the stage also leads to diversity in the long run and can thus give new impulses away from the lecture program.

To this end, in the run-up to the conference we hold many discussions, we are always on the lookout for people with special expertise and are open to suggestions. And, we want to create an atmosphere of respect and certainty so that everyone has the same opportunity to be heard and to be involved. Therefore, it is important to us that speakers, exhibitors and conference participants adhere to our Code of Conduct. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this topic, please contact René Schönfeldt and Markus Eisele.

Support for Speakers

For newbies in the speaker world, we have compiled a useful collection of links on challenges such as finding a topic, writing a good abstract, making good slides, keeping a good presentation, and how to handle the Q&A session.


Sheraton New York Times Square
811 7th Ave
New York
NY 10019

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Ticket Prices

  • Before Jan 18th: $850
  • Before Mar 15th: $1,050
  • After Mar 15th: $1,250


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Code of Conduct

Scala Days are dedicated to providing a conference for technologists from various regions and communities. We want to make it a fun experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, and many different backgrounds. All participants, including speakers and sponsors, are asked to be respectful to each other and comply with the following code of conduct.

All communication should be appropriate for a technology conference with a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Scala Days do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

We expect all participants, including guests, exhibitors, sponsors, booth staff, and the organizers, to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior (regardless of the intention) are expected to comply immediately.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Asking other participants out (comments about appearance, romatic or sextual interest) or inappropriate physical contact.
  • Offensive verbal comments or discriminatory behaviors related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, or religion.
  • Sexual images in public spaces.
  • Deliberate intimidation; stalking, following, harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Use of sexualized images, activities, or other material during the session.
  • Use of sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes by the booth staff or volunteers, or otherwise creating sexualized environment in the booth or the displayed material.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. All participants, including guests, exhibitors, sponsors, booth staff, must comply to the order by the conference organizers immediately without condition.

The code of conduct is subject to change without notice.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, please contact one of the following members or any nearby conference staff immediately.

For any questions or concerns, please email the organizers at

The text part of this policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. A similar code of conduct has been adopted by Scala Matsuri, PNW Scala, NE Scala, and Reactive Summit to provide a harassment-free conference. We also support the cause.