Northeast Scala Symposium
If you are in the Boston area then why not goto the next Northeast Scala Symposium  which is scheduled for March 9 - 11, 2012 in Cambridge, MA, U.S. In addition to great technical talks there will be a variety of workshops and intense hacking sessions. Registration is open ! Join a great community who are hoping to see you there too! Call for talks will be open too. You can submit a talk proposal  until January 10 2012.
Just Released Akka V2.0 Milestone 1
If you are following the lastest developments in Akka you may be interested to try the enhanced Akka milestone 1 version and give feedback to the Akka team. Read the release description blog article  or find the latest software versions .