Speaker

Stavros Kontopoulos, Software Engineer at Lightbend

Stavros Kontopoulos

Software Engineer, Lightbend

Stavros is an R&D polyglot software engineer (Java, Scala, C, C++, Javascript). He has worked for several years building software solutions that scale in different verticals like telecoms and marketing. He’s currently working for Lightbend the company behind reactive applications, Scala, Akka, and Play. He helps with the implementation of the company’s fast data strategy. His interests among others are: distributed system design, streaming technologies, and NoSql databases. He is also a Phd student in the area of distributed indexing structures, social network analysis, and data structures.

Sessions

Problem Solving Recipes Learned from Supporting Spark

Due to Spark, writing big data applications has never been easier…at least until they stop being easy! At Lightbend we’ve helped our customers out of a number of hidden Spark pitfalls. Some crop up often;… Read more