Tom Adams


Director of Engineering at Redbubble

Tom Adams is a Director of Engineering at Redbubble, working in the consumer & loyalty space, specialising in mobile. Prior to Redbubble he was principal consultant at Cogent, and the co-founder & CTO of Oomph. His current interests are in technical leadership, high performance & cloud computing and functional programming.

YOW! Connected 2014 Melbourne

Scala on Android: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly


This talk outlines our experiences using Scala to build an Android app. We explore the benefits of using Scala instead of Java for Android development.

Attendees will learn the benefits & pitfalls of using Scala to develop an Android app, including guidance on toolchain selection, common libraries & traps to avoid.