Dean Wampler, Ph.D. is the Architect for Big Data Products and Services and a member of the office of the CTO at Lightbend (formerly Typesafe). He leads Lightbend's technical architecture for Fast Data using Spark, Kafka, Mesos, Akka and other tools.
Dean has written books on Scala, Functional Programming, and Hive for O'Reilly. He is a Strata speaker and he speaks at and co-organizes many other industry conferences. He also organizes several Chicago-area user groups and he contributes to many open-source projects, including Apache Spark.
Dean has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.
"An experienced programmer can learn a great deal of Scala from this book. Clearly, this book is meant and best used for self-study, but it could also be used as a textbook at the upper undergraduate or graduate level."
--Edgar R. Chavez, Computing Reviews
"...the final consideration is that Programming Scala is a good work and it's one of the best ways and one of the best books to enter in the wonderful Scala world."
--Roberto Bentivoglio, JUG Lugano