Dean Wampler, Ph.D., is the Architect for Big Data Products and Services in the Office of the CTO at Lightbend, where he focuses on the evolving “Fast Data” ecosystem for streaming applications based on the SMACK stack, Spark, Mesos, Akka (and the rest of the Lightbend Reactive Platform), Cassandra, Kafka, and other tools.

Dean is also an advocate for Functional Programming and Scala. He contributes to several open source projects and and he co-organizes several Chicago-area Meetup groups and several conferences worldwide. Dean is the author or co-author of several books from O'Reilly. (@deanwampler)

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