Typesafe Slick somewhere in San Francisco

Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts
Tue, 16 Oct 2012, 01:30 - 04:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Palo Alto, US

This talk presents Slick, Typesafe's library for accessing databases in Scala 2.10, the successor of ScalaQuery. We start off with what makes ScalaQuery great compared to SQL

  • Typesafe database queries
  • Convenient Scala (collection-like) API

Look at what Slick brings to the table right now:

  • Extensibility for other data sources (similar to LINQ)
  • Direct embedding of queries based on ordinary Scala types

We conclude with the roadmap for the next 2 years:

  • More database backends (other SQL databases, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Type macros for generating types from database schemas
  • Query scheduling over multiple backends

More details to follow.

Would your company like to host this event, or sponsor the videographer?

As usual, the schedule for the event is:

6:30 - networking, food

7:00 - announcements

7:15 - presentation

8:30 - Q&A, more networking afterward

We will give away two copies of IntelliJ IDEA 11 for personal use, and two copies of JRebel. Two e-copies of "Monadic Design Patterns", published by Artima will also be given away. If you did not register with your full name you will not be eligible to win anything. You can edit your name by going to Members / My Profile / Edit Profile.

This event will be recorded but not streamed. Tweets will be tagged with #scalasv.


Jan Christopher Vogt is a software engineer in the Scala team at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. He is mainly working on project Slick in close cooperation with Typesafe and is also involved in the development of Scala 2.10's reflection and macros. His main focus is the new macro-based "direct embedding" of queries into Scala. Earlier, Christopher developed "Scala Integrated Query", a research prototype, which was presented during Scala Days 2011 at Stanford. In the past, he worked for AstraZeneca and as an independent, web-related software developer with Python. Christopher enjoys traveling, skiing, sailing and Scouting.

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