The Scala Summit in Crested Butte, August 19-21

This is the first iteration of an event we hope to evolve into something like The Java Posse Roundup, but with hiking and mountain biking instead of snow activities. We already have an impressive list of name-brand attendees.

We’re starting simply, with a 3-day open-spaces conference (visit the conference page to find out details about open spaces) but if you come early and/or stay late there will probably be others doing the same.

Outdoor activities will happen in the morning because of the summer weather patterns (we often have clear morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon). Although many will choose to hike or mountain bike, our friend Joe goes with a group of 4-wheelers on Mondays and we can set you up with that if you’re interested. There’s also fly fishing, rafting, or just wandering about looking at scenery.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that technical things only happen in the afternoon — some of the most insightful conversations happen during the outdoor activities. Also, at the Roundup people often create their own workshops during the outdoor activity times.

This looks like it’s going to be a great event. Go here to sign up and see some of the folks that are attending.

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Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. He’s been in the computer industry for 30 years, periodically gets frustrated and tries to quit, then something like Scala comes along and offers hope and sucks him back in. He’s given hundreds of presentations around the world and enjoys putting on alternative conferences and events like The Java Posse Roundup. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado where he often acts in the community theatre. Although he will probably never be more than an intermediate-level skier or mountain biker, he finds these very enjoyable pursuits and considers them among his stable of life-projects, along with abstract painting. He is currently studying organizational dynamics, trying to find a new way to organize companies so that working together becomes a joy; you can read about his struggles in this arena at Reinventing-Business.com, while his programming work can be found through www.MindViewInc.com.

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