We hope you're enjoying Scala Days New York, remember to say hey to the Signify team if you're there and grab some Scala swag!
If you didn't manage to make it then don't worry, in the meantime of the talks being released check out this interview with Colin Breck from Scala Days where they discuss how he became a Software Engineer and why he chose Scala.
'Colin Breck does not need much introduction. A Staff Software Engineer at Tesla, Colin works on distributed systems for the monitoring, aggregation, and control of distributed, renewable-energy assets. With almost two decades of experience in developing time-series infrastructures for the monitoring and control of industrial applications, he previously worked on the PI System at OSIsoft, including the time-series database and publish-subscribe infrastructure. You can find his thoughts on software, engineering, and teams at blog.colinbreck.com.
In advance of his talk “Patterns for Streaming Telemetry with Akka Streams” at Scala Days in New York on June 21st, we spoke with Colin and asked him about his software engineer career, his passion for Scala and his plans for Scala Days.
What’s your background and how did you become a software engineer?
Why did you pick Scala and what kind of problems does it solve for you?
Who should attend your talk at Scala Days and why?
Whom would you like to connect with at the conference?
There are a number of people in the Scala and Akka communities that I have not met before that I am looking forward to meeting. I am also looking forward to catching up with friends. For me, it is always great to catch up with members of the Akka Team to discuss what we have both been working on.
If you could invite one person to Scala Days, who would that be and why?
If I could only invite one person, it would be one of my teammates at work, so that after an interesting talk or hallway conversation, we could bounce ideas off of each other as to how we might improve the systems that we work on, or solve some of the challenging technical problems that we have. I am happy to say that one of my colleagues will be joining me in New York.'
This article was originally written by Scala Days and posted on ScalaDays.org