Vaughn Vernon is a veteran software craftsman and thought leader in simplifying software design and implementation. The author of the best-selling Implementing Domain-Driven Design (Addison-Wesley, 2013), he has taught his IDDD Workshop to hundreds of software developers worldwide, consults, and speaks frequently at industry conferences. Vaughn’s interests include distributed computing, messaging, and Actor model. He first used Akka in 2012 on a GIS system and has specialized in applying Actor model with Domain-Driven Design ever since. He discusses his latest work at VaughnVernon.co and on Twitter at @VaughnVernon.