The Official 2017 Scala Days App for Android and iOS
It’s that time of year again; time to download the official mobile app for Scala Days! It’s the fourth year we’ve had the pleasure of creating this open source project, and our team has been busy adding all the relevant information for both Chicago and Copenhagen.
V.2.3.0 features everything you need to successfully navigate your time at the conferences including schedules, speaker bios, parties, and maps to name a few. In addition, users can create a personal plan based on the talks they want to see, vote on which sessions they found informative or lacking substance, and stay up-to-date on social media.
Outside of streamlining your time at Scala Days, the Android version is built from the ground up using Scala and the Macroid library showing just how awesome Scala can be on the Android platform.
Full list of features:
Two Events: Easily switch from Scala Days Chicago event to the Copenhagen event.
Schedule: Full schedule with speaker bios and details of each presentation.
Social: Stay up to date on what’s happening in and around the conference with a streaming feed of #ScalaDays on Twitter.
Speakers: An A-Z list of speakers and their personal information including social security number, birth date, home address, shoe size, bank routing number, and favorite pizza toppings.
Voting: The ability to let the organizers know whether you liked or disliked an individual speaker’s presentation. This information will help assist in making future events even better - and it’s anonymous, so if you really hated your friend or co-worker’s talk, they won’t know it was you who gave them a negative review…but you’ll have to live with the guilt.
Tickets: Haven’t purchased your tickets yet? I’m not sure what you’re waiting for, but you can do so directly in the app for either Chicago (hurry) or Copenhagen.
Contacts: Forget business cards, easily connect with those you meet at the conference by using the handy QR Code reader and scanning badges.
Sponsors: View a list of the companies and groups helping to sponsor this awesome event! Make sure you take the time to stop by their booths (including ours) and chat with them/us about Scala. I’m pretty sure we’re all pretty friendly, plus you can score some free stuff.
Places: Please don’t get lost. We’ve integrated Google maps with the conference and training center locations, so you can’t really use that as an excuse for missing anything.
About: Catch up on the code of conduct in this section to make sure you don’t do anything that could get you kicked out of the conference. We sincerely hope you don’t need this, but it never hurts to have it available for handy access, just in case.
As always, if there is a feature you want to see that’s not currently available, the code is open sourced, feel free to head over to see how things tick or contribute! You can find the GitHub repository for Android here and iOS here.
If you haven’t downloaded or updated the app yet, make sure you head over to your perspective device’s app store to get the latest version:
While you’re creating your personal schedules, might we suggest a few talks? Andy Scott speaks on Friday, April 21st at 3:40 PM in Chicago or on Friday, June 2nd at 3:40 PM in Copenhagen on a new open source library Case Classy. Then in Copenhagen, make sure to also check out Noel Markham presenting ADTs for the Win. You can find out more details about this presentation in the app or by checking out the event listing here. We might be slightly biased on these two, but we promise they’ll be good (otherwise, you know, you can always use that rating button to let them know if they need to step-up their game).
Stay tuned for more details on our presence at the events! We will have representatives from the Seattle office in Chicago and both Spain and the UK in Copenhagen! We hope to see many familiar, as well as new faces there!
If you want to schedule a time to talk about specific projects or other related topics, get in touch with us in advance or visit our booth during the event.