Bruce Eckel’s Geecon presentation

Bruce Eckel traveled to Poland in May 2012 to present an introduction to Scala at Geecon. In this presentation, he describes our “atomic” approach to the book — introducing small pieces and building from that, rather than assuming a knowledge of Java and buildingĀ on that.

You can watch Bruce’s presentation here.

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About Dianne Marsh

Dianne Marsh is the Director of Engineering for Cloud Tools at Netflix. Her expertise in software programming and technology includes manufacturing, genomics decision support and real-time processing applications. Dianne started her professional career using C and has enjoyed using many languages, including C++, Java, and C# since then, and is currently having a lot of fun using Scala. Dianne is a member of the Women Presidents Organization ( and a board member of the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum. Dianne has helped to organize CodeMash (, an all-volunteer developer conference focused on bringing together programmers of various programming languages to learn from one another, and has been a board member of the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum. She is active with the local user groups, including hosting several. She earned her Master of Science degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University. She's married to her best friend, has two fun young children and she talked Bruce into doing this book.

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