Leo Benkel grew up in France and has been living in San Francisco for the last 10 years. He is passionate about functional programming and teaches Scala at Demandbase. He enjoys designing/architecting libraries and software products. Simply, Leo loves exploring where nobody has ever been before and working with teams that want to create the “possible” out of the “improbable”. His draw to exploration and adventure also carry over to life outside of work. When he’s not working, Leo enjoys video games, movies, TV shows, board games, traveling, and eating/cooking good food.