Justin is a software journeyman, continuously learning and honing his skills. He spent the beginning of his career in C# and MSSQL, switching to Scala for the past few years. His interest in Scala has led him deep into his current passion, big data frameworks such as Apache Spark and Kafka. As much as he loves to learn, he also loves to spread his knowledge through teaching. As Developer Support Manager at Lightbend he is able to assist developers from around the world. Additionally, he organizes the Pittsburgh nerd lunch (a semi-regular lunch meeting focused on talking shop), and is a Pluralsight author, having published courses on Scala, Spark, and Kafka.