Have you caught the Scala bug, or want to find out what the fuss is about? Are you looking to add functional programming to your development toolkit without throwing out your OO expertise? Finished "Functional Programming Principles in Scala" on Coursera, and ready to start applying what you learned? Please join! This group aims to provide an engaging and thoughtful forum for discussing the ins and outs, ups and downs, pros and cons, successes and failures of applying Scala to real-world software engineering problems. All skill levels welcome. Prerequisites are: ability to listen, share, and engage, an open mind, and a passion for exploring new ways of creating software solutions.