Slava Schmidt is a software developer living in Germany. During his career, he has used a wide spectrum of programming languages, ranging from Assembler to Haskell, and progressed from an intern programmer, via head of engineering, to a Scala contractor. In his current role, he helps to develop and bring into production a number of Scala projects of various sizes and complexities for customers from different industries. He is a contributor to open source projects related to Scala and Akka. As a passionate conference speaker, he regularly gives talks about technologies to share his experiences with other developers.