Scala Days 2010 will be held at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland.
EPFL is one of the two Écoles Polytechniques fédérales in Switzerland. With more than 250 laboratories and research groups on campus, EPFL is one of Europe's most innovative and productive technology institutes, and with 107 nationalities represented on campus and more than 50% of its professors coming from abroad, the School is one of the world's most cosmopolitan universities. The School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL is one of the major European centers of teaching and research in information technology.
Developed by Prof. Martin Odersky at EPFL, Scala is a general purpose programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. It smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages, enabling Java and other programmers to be more productive. Code sizes are typically reduced by a factor of two to three when compared to an equivalent Java application.
Scala Days is the premier event for Scala enthusiasts, researches, and practitioners. The 2010 edition is held at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 15 and 16 of April 2010. Most events will be held at the Polydôme building, easily reachable from the nearby metro station. You can find all the directions and how to reach the Polydôme on the Scala Days website.