Intro to Scala at Philly Tech Week


We’ll be at Philly Tech Week again this year, and Sujan Kapadia (@sujankapadia), Technology Architect at Chariot Solutions, will be teaching a 4-hour Intro to Scala class – Introduction to Scala: Fear No More. This is part of the Dev Intro Workshop series. Come learn about Scala with Sujan!

Register Today!


Where: International House of Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: Wednesday, May 4th

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

You’ve likely heard about Scala already. Maybe some even tried it out and decided it wasn’t for them. Others may have stumbled upon blogs discussing highly abstract topics and ran screaming the other way. It doesn’t have to be that way. This workshop will be a gentle introduction to Scala where we’ll progress through a series of exploratory exercises.

The exercises will explore the basics of the language, the most common programming constructs / idioms, and how to run and debug Scala programs via an IDE (Intellij Community Edition). This workshop will also cover immutability, case classes, pattern matching, collections, closures and higher order functions, Options, classes, and traits. Students will leave knowing what Scala is, how to write small programs, object-oriented vs functional programming, and enough knowledge to continue further study.

Equipment required:

Requirements: Java 8, IntelliJ CE / Scala: Go to this link and follow the setup instructions.
If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at, with #PTW16 Scala in the subject line


If you haven’t already, I highly recommend joining the Philly Dev Slack group.
Click here and sign up to join. If you join, you can join the #ptw-scala-workshop channel and ask questions there as well. I will try to respond as soon as possible.