Alexandre Archambault - VirtusLab
I've been doing Scala professionally since 2013, in ad tech, finance, then full time in open source, focusing on Scala tooling.
I'm the main author of [coursier](https://github.com/coursier/coursier), [Almond](https://github.com/almond-sh/almond), and more recently [Scala CLI](https://github.com/VirtusLab/scala-cli), developed with VirtusLab. I also contributed to [shapeless](https://github.com/milessabin/shapeless), [Ammonite](https://github.com/com-lihaoyi/Ammonite), and have smaller contributions in numerous other Scala projects.
Adding Python support to Scala tooling
Short talk (25 minutes) | Intermediate
What if Scala developers could seamlessly interact with the ecosystem of Python, the most popular programming language in the world? While [ScalaPy](https://github.com/scalapy/scalapy) brings us closer to that dream, Scala tooling needs to be adapted to interact with Python.
In this talk, we'll review early efforts made in that direction in [coursier](https://github.com/coursier/coursier) and [Scala CLI](https://scala-cli.virtuslab.org), allowing users to easily run programs mixing Scala and Python code. We'll also discuss what's missing to make the Scala + Python developer's journey easier.