Colin Breck: “I began using Scala somewhat by accident.”

Colin Breck does not need much introduction. A Staff Software Engineer at Tesla, Colin works on distributed systems for the monitoring, aggregation, and control of distributed, renewable-energy assets. With almost two decades of experience in developing time-series infrastructures for the monitoring and control of industrial applications, he previously worked on the PI System at OSIsoft, including the time-series database and publish-subscribe infrastructure. You can find his thoughts on software, engineering, and teams at