This is the official blog site of Data Lackey Labs — accept no substitutes.

Here we (mainly me, Chris Bedford) will presents short articles on software development, with a particular focus on what we have been doing and learning about in the areas of Scala, big data and functional programming. I am a Bay Area contract software developer, Spark certified by Databricks and Cloudera/Hortonworks. I would be happy to speak with you if you need project lead level assistance in your cloud-based, big data (or not-so-big data) Scala projects. Feel free to send an email to chris <at>