Christopher Batey (@chbatey) is a freelance Software Engineer/Architect/Trainer. His speciality is large scale operational systems and has worked on trading systems, online television services as well as building off the shelf software at IBM. Likes: Scala, Java, the JVM, Akka, distributed databases, XP, TDD, Pairing. Hates: Untested software, code ownership. You can checkout his blog at: http://christopher-batey.blogspot.co.uk/.