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Dean Wampler
Works at Typesafe, Inc.
Attended University of Virginia
Lives in Chicago
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Big Data, Scala, and Functional Programming expert at Typesafe
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Hadoop, Scalding, Scala, Functional Programming, Enterprise Java, Lean and Agile techniques
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  • Typesafe, Inc.
    Consultant, 2013 - present
    I help clients work effectively with Scala in Big Data, Akka, and Play projects.
  • Concurrent Thought
    Owner and Principal Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Expertise in Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. Scala and Enterprise Java, and Functional Programming expert.
  • Think Big Analytics
    Big Data, Scala and functional programming expert, 2011 - 2013
  • DRW Holdings
    Senior Software Developer, 2009 - 2011
  • Object Mentor
    Senior Consultant, 2006 - 2009
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Chicago
Previously
Virginia - Seattle
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BigData, Scala, Functional Programming Connoisseur
Introduction
I'm a software consultant specializing in Big Data with Hadoop, Scala, and Functional Programming.


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Author of "Functional Programming for Java Developers" and co-author of "Programming Scala" and "Programming Hive" (all from O'Reilly)
Education
  • University of Virginia
    Theoretical Physics, 1978 - 1984
  • University of Washington
    Theoretical Physics, 1984 - 1989
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Photos from my 4-day, ~43-mile backpacking trip in North Cascades National Park.
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My Scalding talk at the Chicago Hadoop User's Group. http://polyglotprogramming.com/papers/ScaldingForHadoop.pdf
Video (mostly dark, but good for color commentary): http://vimeo.com/59610497
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I've posted my tutorial notes for "Become a Better Developer with Functional Programming" here: http://polyglotprogramming.com/papers/BetterProgrammingThroughFP.pdf
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The ebook for "Functional Programming for Java Developers" is now shipping. Print soon! http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449311032/
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Hey +Dean Wampler, I've recommended (but not required) this book for a course I'm teaching in the Spring in which we will be applying functional programming techniques to last year's AI Challenge (http://aichallenge.org/).

You did a service to the community by writing the book. Since it's so short, it would be an even greater service if it were available at no cost. Are you familiar with Learn You a Haskell for Great Good? (http://learnyouahaskell.com/) It's a terrific Haskell book -- and its available free online.
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Don't forget to relax:
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My talk at LambdaJam on why I believe that "copious data" will drive adoption of FP and the current state of the data space.
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My two editions of K&R. The first edition was my first "real" programming book, which I used to learn C in ... gulp... Physics grad school. (Take that, you kids out there!)
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You were way ahead of me, +Dean Wampler , but I did enjoy my 20+ years of physics research.
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Didn't Sprint run adds years ago exclaiming "No Circles!"? I forget.
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