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Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager

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Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager

  1. 1. 1© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential
  2. 2. 2© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager Steve Sitton Manager, Engineering @ Medidata @stevesitton
  3. 3. 3© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential ❖ Java background joining a team of Scala engineers Overview ❖ Needed ways to learn with limited time ❖ How to start learning & How to continue learning @stevesitton
  4. 4. 4© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential How to start learning Research We all have different backgrounds Videos / Blogs / Books YouTube: Demystifying Scala: Kelley Robinson Medium: So you want to be a Functional Programmer (6 parts) Coursera The Functional Programming Principles in Scala Supplement with other resources http://docs.scala-lang.org http://hello-scala.com/ https://twitter.github.io/scala_school https://gist.github.com/jaturken/397 6117 Find time! Block learning time and go to a darkened room Don’t Google until you REALLY need to! @stevesitton
  5. 5. 5© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential How to continue learning Scala Worksheets or Scratch Files Great place to practise Code Reviews Learn from other people Solve Puzzles https://adventofcode.com Chat to Scala developers Ask questions - even stupid ones! Go to Meetups & Conferences Network with the community Take non-blocking work Small stories, tech debt, tooling, test coverage @stevesitton
  6. 6. 6© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Give yourself quality time to learn @stevesitton
  7. 7. 7© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Be realistic about what you want to achieve @stevesitton
  8. 8. 8© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Above all - have fun! @stevesitton
  9. 9. 9© 2018 Medidata Solutions, Inc. – Proprietary and Confidential Thank you. @stevesitton

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