Vice President of Software Engineering, J. P. Morgan
Nicolas is the CTO of Besedo, where we use Scala to moderate large volumes of user generated content and do weird things to machine learning models.
After too many years as a Java programmer and a thankfully brief stint in marketing, Nicolas discovered Functional Programming through Scala and fell in love. Since then, he’s made it his mission to learn and explain the scary bits, by focusing on practical applications.
Nicolas is also the author and sole maintainer of a few useful OSS libraries, such as kantan.csv.
Talks I've Given
Function Reuse is just Wishful Thinking
Featuring Nicolas Rinaudo
Functors, monads, etc… can be both very useful and extremely intimidating.
This talk will introduce and justify them in a real life scenario, staying away from their more academic interpretations. It will allow attendants to build a solid intuition for the problems they actually solve.software-development flatmap apply applicative functor monad scala