Ivan Nikolov is a technical architect based in London. He works in the ad tech industry and uses Scala in combination with libraries and technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, RabbitMQ, Kafka, SQL and NoSQL stores, and Akka. He also uses other JVM and scripting languages. Some of the projects Ivan has worked on include a large-scale real-time machine learning platform, batch processing solutions, and high load APIs. Ivan also likes getting involved with open source projects, whether it be to contribute or get inspiration and good ideas.