A talk given at Scala Matsuri 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. New Scala practitioners often experience the uncomfortable feeling of "not quite getting it." If you've studied the syntax and written tests, maybe production code; if you're becoming comfortable with the language and libraries, but keep worrying that there's "a better way", or that your code isn't "idiomatic enough" - this session is for you. By refactoring a real, live codebase, this talk will provide you with new tools and increased confidence. Between the provided examples and the ensuing discussion, you will walk away with a better feel for Scala and how to employ it in the real world.