47 Degrees Joins the Scala Center Advisory Board

The Scala Center, a new not-for-profit foundation, has announced the latest appointment to their advisory board will be 47 Degrees, an independent functional programming consultancy.

Seattle, WA, April 05, 2016 --(PR.com)-- 47 Degrees, an independent functional programming consultancy and certified Lightbend Partner, announced today their recent appointment to the Scala Center advisory board.

The Scala Center, a not-for-profit, open source foundation at the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, launched in mid-March with the mission to promote, support, and advance the Scala language by coordinating and developing open source libraries and tools, as well as increasing educational efforts.

“Today, the Scala Center is very proud to welcome 47 Degrees as an advisory board member,” said Heather Miller, executive director of the Scala Center. “As the folks behind important efforts focused on the benefit of the entire Scala community, such as Scala Exercises, 47 Degrees truly embodies the 'for good of all' spirit at the core of the Scala Center’s mission. We’re thrilled to have them on board to share this journey with us.”

47 Degrees has actively contributed to the open source community since their inception in 2010, including their project Scala Exercises, a web-based community tool containing multiple koan and free form style exercises designed to help users master some of the most important tools in the Scala Ecosystem. In its first year, over 63,000 sessions took place and the project saw contributions from over 50 individuals. Version 2.0 of Scala Exercises will launch this year and include new features such as the ability to save progress on exercises across devices, additional koans, better evaluation, and the ability to write exercises in code. The company hopes V.2 will serve as an asset to the Center’s educational resources.

“Providing valuable open sourced content to the Scala ecosystem has always been a priority for our company,” said 47 Degrees CEO Nick Elsberry. “The opportunity to work alongside the Scala Center gives us the ability to hone our efforts and focus our contributions on projects that will be most beneficial to the evolution of the language and its growing user base.”

Raul Raja, co-founder and CTO of 47 Degrees, will act as the company representative on the board joining members of Verizon, IBM, Goldman-Sachs, Lightbend, and Nitro. The board will help determine where the Center will direct their focus and funds in order to best meet the interests of all Scala users.

About 47 Degrees:
47 Degrees (@47Deg) is a global consulting firm specializing in functional programming including Scala, Spark, Akka, and Play Framework. As a certified Lightbend Partner, Databricks certified systems integrator, and Scala Center advisory board member, 47 Degrees works with companies to adopt scalable, reactive solutions through architectural guidance, developmental expertise, and certified training. 47 Degrees is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices in Cadiz, Spain, and London, UK.
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