motd.co:

the Northeast Scala Symposium is in Philadelphia, a city whose “brotherly love” reflects our Scala community spirit (and unfortunate gender unbalance). Philly is cradle not only to American democracy but the world’s first general purpose computer, and at least the computing thing has worked out pretty well.

I like the tone of this announcement. So much that it’s convinced me to actually go to this thing.

(except apparently Meetup’s site is falsely advertising spots still being available when it’s actually sold out. Bummer!)