My talk has been accepted at CodeMash. I'll be leading a discussion about Scala, which is combines functional and object-oriented programming and runs on the JVM. Yes, the JVM is the Java Virtual Machine, but much like the CLR (which is the .NET platform), the JVM supports many different languages. Scala is one of those languages (as is Groovy, Jython, JRuby, and many others).
I'll be previewing sections of my talk at our upcoming lightning talks.