Functional Scala training with John de Goes: Three days of learning functional programming with John de Goes in a five-star Fourteenth-Century castle, with the option to stay in the castle.
The Grand Hike: a large, organized group climb from Buttermere, through woods to Bleaberry Tarn, over the peaks of Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag to Hay Stacks and the delightfully-named Innominate Tarn, with a choice of return routes to get back for a quick drink before the bus leaves.
More outdoor activities: mountain biking, quad-biking and the entire Lake District to explore on your own, while those recovering from Saturday's hike can attend the Scala Spree at the Rheged Centre
First conference day, and dinner: two packed tracks of talks and workshops from the best speakers in the Scala community from around the world, followed by a three-course evening meal and the Eyjafjallajökull Lecture
Second conference day, and boat trip: a second day of talks and workshops, followed by a new (optional) event for 2019 — we travel straight from the closing keynote to Pooley Bridge to depart by boat as the sun sets over Lake Ullswater, to finish the evening eating and drinking in the pubs of Glenridding
Furious Functional Frenzy: an optional day of small, interactive, taught workshops of around ten people on a variety of different topics
Transport to and from Penrith will be available for all events.
We shall be announcing the remaining speakers in the days leading up to the conference!