Meet the Program Committee

Mar 3rd, 2023

The Scala Days Program Committee is responsible for reviewing and selecting the talks that you will hear at the conference. The committee’s members are also part of the Scala community and experts from across worldwide industries. So, let’s meet the members of this year’s Scala Days program committee!

Agnès Cardin

iAdvize Passionate software developer and SCALA evangelist, I love cats, video games, and Japan. I love well made work and I always look for the optimal to do things without reinventing the wheel. On a daily basis, I’m actively crafting a working environment where I can perform and that makes sense to me.

Anastasiia Pushkina

LunaTech Anastasiia Pushkina is a software engineer at Lunatech, helping customers with her Scala expertise for over 7 years. Driven by software quality and simplicity, she takes pride in untangling complex solutions into coherent maintainable pieces. When not glued to her laptop, loves taking part in Scala community events and meeting people.

Chen Wang

Morgan Stanley Chen Wang is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in the Institutional Securities Technology division. She is responsible for the UI Application Platform and has extensive experience building high-performance, fault tolerant applications with Scala. Chen joined the firm in 2014 working on the Fixed Income Risk Infrastructure platform. She graduated from Fudan University with a degree in Software Engineering.

Claire McGinty

Spotify Claire McGinty is an engineer working in the data infrastructure space at Spotify.

Darja Jovanovic

Scala Center & EPFL The Scala Center executive director, recognizable mostly for leading the SIP 2 and forming SIP 3, coordinating Scala 3 release, creating purposeful community events, and ensuring wide support for Scala Center’s mission “For open source. For education.” In short, Darja is a Scala community enthusiast who is committed to getting things done!

Jamie Thompson

Scala Center Compiler engineer at the Scala Center. Working on documentation, TASTy Query, Scala 2 TASTy reader, and Scala 3’s mirrors, enums and SemanticDB support.

Lomig Mégard

SwissBorg Lomig is a Software Engineer with almost a decade of Scala experience in the industry, and a proponent of open-source software. As a Senior Staff, his focus is on scaling large distributed systems while enabling engineering teams through their growth.

Martin Odersky

EPFL Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is best known as the creator of the Scala programming language. Prior to that, he made several contributions to the development of Java. He created the Pizza and GJ languages, designed the original version of generics for Java, and wrote the javac reference compiler. More generally, Martin is interested in programming languages and methods, in particular how object-oriented and functional programming can be made to work seamlessly together. He believes that the two paradigms are two sides of the same coin and should be unified as much as possible. He was named an ACM fellow for his achievements in this area.

Nicolas Rinaudo

J.P. Morgan Nicolas writes code for JPMorgan, where we use Scala to make some very complicated things seem very simple. After too many years as a Java programmer and a thankfully brief stint in marketing, Nicolas discovered Functional Programming through Scala and fell in love. Since then, he’s made it his mission to learn and explain the scary bits, by focusing on practical applications. Nicolas is also the author and sole maintainer of a few useful OSS libraries, such as kantan.csv.

Nychol Bazurto Gomez

Xebia Functional Nychol works as a Director of Engineering at Xebia Functional. She started her journey with Scala almost 6 years ago, and from that day she’s been fascinated with functional Programming and its benefits. She loves helping and supporting others, so she also spends her time with nonprofit communities like WWC Bogotá.

Tomasz Godzik

VirtusLab Tomasz has worked with multiple programming language tools through the years trying to provide a pleasant environment for other developers to interact with. Team lead of ScalaCLI and Metals teams at VirtusLab.

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