Vancouver Tech Podcast Ep.89: Alejandro Lujan of ScalaQuest

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Special guest Alejandro Lujan joins host Drew Ogryzek to discuss the programming language Scala, and the types of problems Scala and functional programming languages are good at solving, versus object oriented languages such as Java.

As a professional trainer and consultant for Lightbend Inc., Lujan brings his expertise in both programming and education to an exciting online game, ScalaQuest. Each level focuses on a topic, from values and expressions, to functions, to Monads. As you progress through the game, there are a number of challenges to solve in code, helping to gain familiarity with the Scala programming language and its key concepts. Check out the ScalaQuest Kickstarter campaign!


Theme music by A Shell In The Pit from the game Parkitect

The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.

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Drew Ogryzek

Drew Ogryzek

As a software developer, lead organizer of HackerNest Vancouver, organizer of the Vancouver Tech Meetup, and founder of the Vancouver Tech Podcast, Drew is very active in Vancouver's tech community. Find him on Twitter at @drew_bro