Dean Wampler

Dean  Wampler

Dean Wampler (@deanwampler) is a streaming data expert who focuses on ML/AI applications. He is the Chief of Evangelism at, a company that focuses on distributed Python for machine learning and artificial intelligence. He formerly worked at Lightbend as an engineering VP, where he oversaw the development of Lightbend CloudFlow, an integrated solution for designing and running streaming data applications using Akka Streams, Apache Spark, Apache Flink, and Apache Kafka. Dean is the coauthor of Programming Hive and the author of Fast Data Architectures for Streaming Applications, Programming Scala, and Functional Programming for Java Developers, all published by O'Reilly. He contributes to a number of open-source projects.

He's a regular speaker at the Strata Data Conference and the co-organizer of various conferences and user groups in Chicago. He is a Ph.D. holder. from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in physics.