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Martin Odersky Keynotes 5th Annual Scala Days, Brings Scala to International Stage

Sold Out Conference in Berlin Attracts Developers and CTOs From Around the World to Promote Innovation and Advancement on the JVM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 -- Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka and Scala, today announced the final speaker line up and sponsor list for the 5th Annual Scala Days in Berlin, Germany on June 16th, 2014 . Scala Days, the premier Scala Conference, 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 Akka and Play Framework.

Martin Odersky, creator of Scala, will set the tone for the direction of the language moving forward, with an opening keynote on June 16th focused on the simple parts of Scala that make the language powerful and sophisticated for experts, yet approachable and appealing for newcomers.

"Scala has evolved a lot since its inception in 2004. Its user base has grown to a size I could have never imagined back then." said Martin Odersky. "This year, I want to focus on what I view as the core of Scala. While the parts are simple, the combinations can be as elaborate and complex as one wants to make. This allows for the type of scale and growability that is crucial to a language's success."

Growability and planning for success are key themes of this year's event, with guest keynotes by Erik Meijer of Microsoft fame, and Chad Folwer, internationally recognized software developer, CTO, writer and educator. Speakers are some of the most respected minds in computer science, ranging from students and researchers, to CTOs and architects at global companies. To view the full lineup, please visit scaladays.org

In addition to the speaker lineup, sponsors across all industries have come together to promote Scala in the workplace. Sponsors include:

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Sponsors of Scala Days Include:

Hosts: Trifork, Typesafe
Gold: entimo, HERE Nokia, InnoQ, JetBrains, New Relic, Originate, UniCredit
Silver: 47Degrees, BoldRadius, Cake Solutions, gutefrage.net, holtzbrinck, SAP, Workday, Springer, VirtusLab, NewCircle

About Trifork
Trifork was founded in 1996 and is an innovative software development company focusing on Mobile, Agile and Cloud. The company develops and delivers business critical IT systems for several sectors including finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing and telecom. Trifork employs 265 people in 12 offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Esbjerg, London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Krakow, Budapest, Stockholm and San Francisco. At the end of 2013 Trifork had a market value at DKKm 212 / EURm 28.5, with a turnover in 2013 of DKKm 266 / EURm 36. www.trifork.com

About Typesafe

Typesafe (Twitter: @Typesafe) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Typesafe Reactive Platform, you can create modern, event-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures. Typesafe Activator, a browser-based tool with reusable templates, makes it easy to get started with Play Framework, Akka and Scala. Backed by Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Juniper Networks, Typesafe is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Switzerland and Sweden. To start building Reactive applications today, download Typesafe Activator!

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