Playing with Akka

On Tuesday, June 3rd, Henry Nissenbaum, The Huffington Post's Director of Engineering participated in TypeSafe's first-annual Play All Day. Play All Day is an online conference featuring webinars from various engineers, discussing the features and applications of the Play framework.

In 2013, HuffPost made a major decision to invest heavily in the Typesafe stack, specifically, Play and Akka. In his presentation titled, "Playing with Akka," Nissenbaum explains how he and his team leverage Akka inside of Play to build highly concurrent, low latency and fault tolerant applications to deal with process workflow and asynchronous integrations to various backend data sources such as MySQL, using Slick and Search engines such as Elastic Search. You can view the webinar and slides below.