Felix will give an overview of the O'Reilly book "Becoming Functional" by Joshua Backfield and will share his opinion about it.
Eventual consistency in your application without any coordination thanks to convergent/commutative replicated data types.
In particular I’ll cherry-pick some theory from this presentation http://www.slideshare.net/jboner/the-road-to-akka-cluster-and-beyond and present examples around this proposal for Akka: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/akka-dev/k4gHDS13iFk/7OAXpcqPSD8J
Some of the less wacky bits about Scalaz. :)