The History of 47 Degrees

A brief glimpse into some key events in our history.

The History of 47 Degrees

From a living room startup to a global consultancy.

47 Degrees is founded in Seattle

September 7th, 2010

47 Degrees is founded in Seattle

47 Degrees is forms as a mobile development company with a focus on geolocation applications. The company was named after the 47th parallel north, the latitudinal line of Seattle, Washington.

47 Degrees expands to Spain

August 12th, 2011

47 Degrees expands to Spain

Our second office opens in San Fernando, Cádiz in Spain allowing two of our founders to be closer to their families.

Official Typesafe Service Partner

June 1st, 2013

Official Typesafe Service Partner

47 Degrees officially becomes a Typesafe Service Partner (Now Lightbend) as a part of our growing focus on the Scala programming language and related technologies, and to expand service offerings outside of mobile.

Scala Days 2013

June 14th, 2013

47 Degrees Sponsors Scala Days

Our team from Seattle and a few members from Spain meet in New York City for the company's first Scala Days conference as Gold Sponsors.

Leafly App of the Year

May 8th, 2014

Leafly wins App of the Year

The Leafly App, a client project which was designed and built by our team, wins the 2014 App of the Year from Geekwire.

Scala Exercises launches

February 26th, 2015

Scala Exercises launches

47 Degrees launches a gamification platform for learning different libraries in the Scala ecosystem. Scala Exercises quickly becomes one of the most widely used Open Source e-learning platforms in the community.

Lambda World is born

October 26th, 2015

Lambda World is born

The first edition of Lambda World, organized by 47 Degrees, brings nearly 150 functional programming enthusiasts together in Cádiz, Spain for talks, workshops, and networking.

47 Degrees Partners with Databricks

October 28th, 2015

47 Degrees Partners with Databricks

47 Degrees becomes a certified Spark system integrator and consulting firm as a featured partner of Databricks.

47 Degrees joins the Scala Center's advisory board

April 5th 2016

47 Degrees joins the Scala Center's advisory board

47 Degrees joins founding members IBM, Verizon, Lightbend, Nitro, and Goldman-Sachs on the Scala Center’s advisory board.

LX Scala is born

April 9th, 2016

LX Scala is born

After connecting with the Scala community of Portugal, we decided to host a simple Meetup in the area. LX Scala grew into the first conference focused on the language on the Iberian Peninsula. After a few years, we passed the torch on to a local Portuguese consulting firm, E.near.

47 Degrees Partners with Confluent

May 3rd, 2016

47 Degrees Partners with Confluent

The company partners with Confluent, founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, as a Consulting and System Integrator Partner.

47 Degrees expands to London

September 1st, 2016

47 Degrees expands to London

Our first office in the UK opens with a focus on expanding business in the EMEA.

Economy and Employment Award

December 21st, 2016

Economy and Employment Award

47 Degrees receives the Award in the field of Economy and Employment at the 2016 Premios Andalucía Joven by the Andalusian Youth Institute (IAJ).

Scala at the Sea

October 24th, 2017

Scala at the Sea Takeover

47 Degrees takes over the organization of Scala at the Sea, the largest Scala Meetup in the Pacific Northwest and the 5th largest in the World.

The Λrrow library for Kotlin launches

January 15th, 2018

The Λrrow library for Kotlin launches

Λrrow is a functional programming library for the Kotlin programming language born from the fusion of the KΛTEGORY and funKTionale libraries.

New office in San Fernando

February 1st, 2018

New office in San Fernando

Due to a steady rate of growth, the team in San Fernando moves to a larger office downtown.

47 Degrees expands to Madrid

May 1st 2018

47 Degrees expands to Madrid

Our footprint in Spain expands as we open our fourth office, located in Madrid.

June 10th 2018

The 47 Degrees Academy launches

In order to support our local programming communities, we decide to create the 47 Degrees Academy, a program to provide free Functional Programming workshops through grants.

The 47 Degrees Academy launches

September 17th 2018

First Lambda World Seattle

After organizing the biggest Functional Programming conference in Europe for four years in a row, the second location of Lambda World launches in Seattle, Washington.

October 20th, 2018

First 47 Degrees Retreat

In combination with Lambda World, the entire 47 Degrees team came together in Cádiz, Spain for a week of bonding, working together, and fun.

First 47 Degrees Retreat

April 1st, 2019

Our team surpasses 47 members!

Our team grows larger than our name.

New office in Madrid

May 25th, 2019

New office in Madrid

Our team in Madrid has grown out of our first office there, we're happy to be settled into our new digs downtown

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