Many have already pointed out to the free online course on functional programming using Scala lead by Martin Odersky. Now let us do something about it. If you have a we'll already registered for the course then let us get together to follow all the videos and even look at the assignments together.
This should keep all of us disciplined and on track to use this wonderful opportunity to learn functional programming and Scala. Stephan Behnke has agreed to be a co-organiser.
Once again Launch/Co have graciously agreed to host us.
The first videos are already up at https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun (need to register/login) and the first assignment is already due soon (Fri 28 Sep[masked]:00:00 AM PDT) and that is the soft deadline i.e. you can still submit it later with penalties. More details at (https://class.coursera.org/progfun-2012-001/wiki/view?page=GradingPolicy).
See you there.