Michele Sciabarra is a Java veteran, who started writing Java applets compiled with Netscape Navigator 2, when Java was at version alpha. Since then he traversed the Java world for two decades, coding Web applications, GUI interfaces and Mobile Apps. He put his teeth on all the major Java frameworks and many minor ones.
Seven years ago, he fell in love with Scala when it was mostly considered an academic exercise. Fighting the forces of obscurity, he used Scala successfully to build a framework for ECM applications, now used in a number of banks and telecoms. Nowadays, he is CEO of a Scala focused company, and he works building Big Data and Machine Learning applications deployed in the cloud. He strongly believes in Scala not only as a development language but also as a great DevOps tool.