If you feel confused by all those advanced topics and the only question you have is "Ok, but how do I get started?", this workshop is for you. During the workshop we'll walk through basic Scala and functional programming concepts. Starting with environment/project setup (with sbt), through things like functions, traits, pattern matching, collections, error handling patterns, finishing on the basics of Akka. If you're just starting your journey with Scala, this workshop will give you a solid ground for the conference day.