13 –14 May 2013
Ross is a Python and Scala Engineer based in London for 10gen - the company behing MongoDB. With over 10 years experience developing web applications Ross holds a deep passion for agile web development. Previously, Ross was the Software Architect for Streetlife and prior to that Ross was the lead developer for Europes largest commercial radio station owner - Global Radio Ltd.
Ross Lawley is a long term Pythonista and a newbie Scalaholic. As the maintainer of the 'Casbah' Scala Driver, Ross will discuss how much trouble an inquisitive look at the Functional Programming Principles in Scala course can get you into. Six months later and many lessons learnt, Ross now works on both Python and Scala MongoDB drivers for 10gen simultaneously. While introducing MongoDB, Ross will also look at the Scala Good Stuff™, as well as the bad, and look for ways to lower the learning curve.