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  • Nov 13 2018 14:13
    User @SethTisue unbanned @viju0731_twitter
  • Nov 13 2018 14:11
    @SethTisue banned @viju0731_twitter
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
some Center news:
Julien Richard-Foy
@julienrf
:thumbsup: Thanks Seth!
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
Hi, lightbend laying of crucial people (sbt + slick maintainer) leaves me slightly worried about the future of these projects. are there any official news? Does the scala center step up?
Sébastien Doeraene
@sjrd
I understand your concern. It is too early for us to tell.
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
"too early" as in "there'll be an announcement" or "we don't know their plans either"?
Sébastien Doeraene
@sjrd
As in "we don't know what our plans are".
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
Okay, thanks for your response @sjrd
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
re: Slick, note that Stefan has barely touched Slick in recent years. (He's been on the Scala team instead for the last 4 years or so.)
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
okay, thanks @SethTisue . Did lightbend reduce the compiler team then? I'd be curious if you could share some news :)
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
all I can add right now is that this wasn't our team only, we weren't singled out
and there weren't other reductions on the team. you already know about the two
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
Okay. Thank you, Seth.
João Gabriel Zó
@joaogabrielzo
Hey
I'm starting my way through Scala and have made some small projects
I never contributed to an Open Source project but I wanted to start. How should I do it and where to start?
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
@joaogabrielzo if you're interested in contributing to Scala itself, I have a talk on this called “You Are a Scala Contributor“, https://www.scaladays.org/2018/new-york/schedule/you-are-a-scala-contributor (slides + video)
for OSS contribution in general, this is a really big subject, can you be more specific about what kind of guidance you want? many open-source repos have issues tagged "good first issue", so those are usually good starting points
João Gabriel Zó
@joaogabrielzo
I mean, how good do I have to be in Scala to be able to contribute properly. What kind of issues people generally contribute to?

@joaogabrielzo if you're interested in contributing to Scala itself, I have a talk on this called “You Are a Scala Contributor“, https://www.scaladays.org/2018/new-york/schedule/you-are-a-scala-contributor (slides + video)

I'm gonna start with that, thank you so much

Seth Tisue
@SethTisue

how good do I have to be in Scala to be able to contribute properly

that's difficult to say anything general about. you may need to be patient and accept that getting to the point where you are primarily accomplishing things, rather than primarily just learning things, may take a while

I'd suggest starting by contributing doc fixes and additions. as a newcomer yourself, you're in a good position to notice things which will trip up other newcomers — and work your way up to contributing code changes as your knowledge of Scala and your knowledge of the project improves

João Gabriel Zó
@joaogabrielzo
Alright, think I got it. I'm gonna start by forking and reading the Scala project to understand it better from the inside
I'm also going through Martin's courses on Coursera and writing about it, that might help
Thank you, Seth
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
:+1:
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
advisory board minutes from March are now online: https://scala.epfl.ch/minutes/2020/03/27/march-27-2020.html
Ichoran
@Ichoran
Thanks!
Eric K Richardson
@ekrich
:thumbsup:
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
The March board meeting had Olafur as a guest. Is the meeting open to the public or was that an exception?
Sébastien Doeraene
@sjrd
@rethab No the meeting is not open to the public. Extra people are unusual and are there by invitation only.
Reto Habluetzel
@rethab
Okay. Would have been interesting to attend once :)
Kirill Yankov
@manonthegithub

Hello community,

Today I was reading an article on current state of Scala ecosystem and its future. I have particularly noticed that many people in the community complain on its difficulty to get started with. As I am a student at the moment, I also noticed that the language is not really popular in academia in general, and many students haven't even heard about the language.
Recently I was applying for a Google Summer of Code project (in essence, students contribute to an opensource project from the list of organisations), and didnt see any project from Scala ecosystem. I was a bit surprised and really disappointed. So I decided just to mention that it would be nice if organisations from Scala ecosystem could also become a part of this (and maybe other similar) initiative, I believe that there must be many more similar to GSoC initiatives. I believe this should increase popularity of the language among students as well as add more contributors to Scala ecosystem and eventually make Scala more popular. For organisations this may be beneficial in terms of employment, as they are able to hire talented students after the project ends. I don't know what is the best place to make this call, but I think that starting from here should be a good choice. What do you think?

Here is the link to GSoC: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com
This year its already late, but GSoC is held every year.
Seth Tisue
@SethTisue
I'm curious as well what happened with GSoC this year — Scala has done past years
Eric K Richardson
@ekrich
I asked about it too and @sjrd responded that they didn’t participate. I didn’t ask why though but I know you have to have people willing to mentor the projects.
darjutak
@darjutak
Announcement: Scala Native road-map is finally here, please check it out https://contributors.scala-lang.org/t/scala-native-next-steps
darjutak
@darjutak
I invite everyone to check out the status of the TASTy reader project: https://contributors.scala-lang.org/t/roadmap-for-the-tasty-reader-for-scala-2/4231
darjutak
@darjutak
darjutak
@darjutak
We need your help to create a solid Migration Guide, please check it out here: https://contributors.scala-lang.org/t/scala-3-migration-guide
darjutak
@darjutak
Simão Martins
@Lasering
Hi! There aren't Scala and SBT official docker images. The community maintained ones very greatly in quality, most of them do not support the latest versions. This could be an easy project for the Scala Center to maintain. It would help language adoption, and would make the life easier for DevOps and SREs to deploy Scala applications.
The scala image already exists https://hub.docker.com/u/scalacenter but was last updated 3 years ago. And has no documentation.
Simão Martins
@Lasering
The process of creating an Official Image on Docker Hub could also be explored.
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
You could create a community proposal through me or Bill Venners if you'd like to propose it. I'm personally unclear on why you would want such a thing so some explanation would help.
Simão Martins
@Lasering
Thanks for the instructions. Is there a specific channel I should use to send the proposal?
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
There is not a specific channel but I can DM with you on Gitter if you'd like to discuss and we can see if it would make sense to put together a proposal.
Matthias Kurz
@mkurz
This docker images are very well supported and up-to-date: https://hub.docker.com/r/hseeberger/scala-sbt
Adam Rosien
@arosien
i'm guessing the interest is for some build system
Oron Port
@soronpo
@darjutak any news regarding Scala 3 SIP meetings?
Zheng Jiamao
@cnniit_gitlab
to pick up one more language in a short time