I'm the author of "Programming Scala", a practical book for experienced software developers that introduces this new and important language. I also contributed a chapter to Robert Martin's "Clean Code".
I have written software for over 20 years, for applications ranging from embedded systems to Internet and enterprise applications. I recently joined DRW Trading in Chicago, where I write trading applications. You can find out more about me at these web sites:
-- http://deanwampler.com: My personal home page.
-- http://polyglotprogramming.com: Presentations, white papers, etc.
-- http://blog.polyglotprogramming.com: My blog.
My "off-line" interests include photography, environmental initiatives, mountain sports, cooking and reading (including books that aren't about software).