Ben Abramson is a Technical Lead at William Hill, working in the Trading Technology department. He has been developing software for over 20 years and has worked across many industries and in many companies, and he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly.
He has worked primarily in Java, ranging from classic WebApps to Big Data systems with Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Storm, Hive, Cassandra and many more. Ben has been working with Apache Kafka for several years on a variety of use cases.
He has spoken about Apache Kafka at various conferences and meet-ups and enjoys being an evangelist of good practices with emerging technologies.
Ben also has extensive experience in DevOps and automation and is passionate about creating durable software of high quality.
When not developing software, he is happiest at home with his family, usually kicking a ball around with his football-mad son.