Newsletter 17: Season for Giving Edition

The festive season is fast approaching and we’re rushing to pack the Underscore sledge with awesome presents for all the nice Scala developers out there. In this newsletter we have discounts and previews for Scala Exchange, discounts for our upcoming Advanced Scala course, some exciting news about the Advanced Scala book, and an adventure into the world of audio production.

Are you as intrigued I? Read on, dear friend, read on…

Scala Exchange Discounts

‘Tis the season for giving, and what better present is there than the gift of knowledge? Our friends over at Skills Matter gave us the gift of a discount code for tickets to Scala Exchange. Subscribe to the newsletter for future offers!

Advanced Scala with Cats Discounts

Skills Matter aren’t the only folks in a giving mood. We are also offering a discount on our two day Advanced Scala with Cats course, running in Kings Cross, London on 12th and 13th of December, right before Scala Exchange:


This code will give you a similar 15% off the published ticket price, and will also expire at the end of Sunday 26th November. Click this link for more info and to buy a discounted ticket.

Scala with Cats Book Launch

And now some big news—Noel and I are happy to announce the release of version 1.0.0-RC1 of Advanced Scala with Cats, now renamed to simply Scala with Cats. We’ve also commissioned new artwork from our talented friend Jenny Clements:

Scala with Cats Book Cover

If you’ve already grabbed a copy of the book, you should have just received an email with an updated download link. If not you can download the book for free from our web site.

We’ll have an exclusive run of physical copies of the book, together with additional feline promotional merchandise, at Scala Exchange and the upcoming Advanced Scala course. (We’ll release physical books print-on-demand in 2018.)

New from the Blog

The programme for Scala Exchange has been announced and we’ve written some posts about the talks we’re most excited for:

Talks to Watch Out For at Scala Exchange is the Ronseal of blog posts. In it I highlight four very different talks that I’m excited about.

Talks from Team Underscore at Scala Exchange discusses the talks we’re intending to give there. I’m particularly excited to hear what Miles has to say!

New from the… Studio?

We have one final festive surprise for you. We’ve been experimenting in the world of podcasting by recording a short series of interviews with speakers from Scala Exchange. Our first episode is up: an interview with Ben Parker from ITV about his talk Almost Type-Safe Error Handling:

This is an experiment for us so it’s a bit rough and ready. Ben was very gracious, though, and it’s an entertaining listen. Please let us know what you think!

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