Typesafe in conjunction with BoldRadius launched a new tool: Go Typesafe! It should help you to convince your peers and management in using the Typesafe stack.
The tool helps you demonstrate how the Typesafe Reactive Platform solves key challenges by building quick sample app demos, provides proof of value with third-party data and case studies, and helps guide how to successfully adopt it from a business perspective.
Also Java8 is out and Akka 2.3.0 already has support for lambdas!
Functional Programming Principles in Scala, the course by Martin Odersky on coursera will have a new session starting on April 25, registration is open! A highly recommended course to enhance your Scala skills.
Scala team got accepted to be a mentor organisation for Google Summer of Code. Go ahead and read the project ideas if interested. In other news Typesafe released the results of a survey they've conducted about Java 8 and they are very interesting. Also Scala Days 2014 schedule and registration is now available!