Cloudera Engineering Blog · Meet The Engineer Posts

Meet the Engineer: Sravya Tirukkovalur

Meet Sravya Tirukkovalur (@sravsatuluri), a Software Engineer working on Apache Hadoop security at Cloudera.

What do you do at Cloudera, and in which Apache projects are you involved?

Meet the Data Scientist: Sandy Ryza

Meet Sandy Ryza (@SandySifting), the newest member of Cloudera’s data science team. See Sandy present at Spark Summit 2014 (June 30-July 1 in San Francisco; register here for a 20% discount).

What is your definition of a “data scientist”?

Meet the Engineer: Andrei Savu

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer”, our subject is Andrei Savu!

What do you do at Cloudera?

Meet the Instructor: Bruce Martin

In this installment of “Meet the Instructor”, our interview subject is Bruce Martin.

What is your role at Cloudera?

Meet the Engineer: Romain Rigaux

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer” we speak with Romain Rigaux, a Software Engineer on the Hue team.

What do you do at Cloudera, and in which project are you involved?
Currently I work on Hue, the open source Web interface that lets users do Big Data analysis directly from their browser. Its goal is to make that process easier, so that more users can get more insights, more quickly.

Meet the Project Founder: Josh Wills

In this installment of “Meet the Project Founder,” we speak with Josh Wills (@josh_wills), Cloudera’s Senior Director of Data Science and founder of Apache Crunch and Cloudera ML.

What led you to your project idea(s)?
When I first started at Cloudera in 2011, I had a fairly vague job description, no real responsibilities, and wasn’t all that familiar with the Apache Hadoop stack, so I started working on various pet projects in order to learn more about the tools and the use cases in domains like healthcare and energy.

Meet the Project Founder: Tom White

Tom

In this new installment of our “Meet the Project Founder” series, meet Tom White, founder of Apache Whirr, PMC Member for multiple other projects (Apache Hadoop, Apache Avro, Apache Bigtop, Apache Sqoop), and author of O’Reilly Media’s best-selling book, Hadoop: The Definitive Guide.

Meet the Project Founder: Alejandro Abdelnur

AlejandroIn this installment of “Meet the Project Founder”, meet Apache Oozie PMC member (and ASF member) Alejandro Abdelnur, the Cloudera software engineer who founded what eventually became the Apache Oozie project in 2011. Alejandro is also on the PMC of Apache Hadoop.

What led you to your project idea(s)?

Meet the Engineer: Mark Miller

MarkGiven the recent news about Cloudera Search, we thought we’d devote this installment of “Meet the Engineer” to Apache Lucene/Apache Solr PMC member Mark Miller.

What do you do at Cloudera (and in which Apache project(s) are you involved)?

Meet the Project Founder: Roman Shaposhnik

Todd This installment of “Meet the Project Founder” features Apache Bigtop founder and PMC Chair/VP Roman Shaposhnik.

What led you to your project idea(s)?

Meet the Project Founder: Doug Cutting (First in a Series)

ToddAt Cloudera, there is a long and proud tradition of employees creating new open source projects intended to help fill gaps in platform functionality (in addition to hiring new employees who have done so in the past). In fact, more than a dozen ecosystem projects — including Apache Hadoop itself — were founded by Clouderans, more than can be attributed to employees of any other single company. Cloudera was also the first vendor to ship most of those projects as enterprise-ready bits inside its platform.

We thought you might be interested in meeting some of them over the next few months, in a new “Meet the Project Founder” series. It’s only appropriate that we begin with Doug Cutting himself – Cloudera’s chief architect and the quadruple-threat founder of Apache Lucene, Apache Nutch, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Avro.

Meet the Engineer: Mark Grover

Mark Grover

In this installment, meet Cloudera Software Engineer/Apache Bigtop Committer Mark Grover (@mark_grover).

Meet the Instructor: Glynn Durham

In this installment of “Meet the Instructor,” we speak to San Francisco-based Glynn Durham, one of the big brains behind Cloudera’s Introduction to Data Science training and certification. 

What is your role at Cloudera?
I am a Senior Instructor with Cloudera University, which means I am a road warrior: I will travel anywhere to teach anything to anyone. I teach all the courses Cloudera offers, including custom private training events that I run at customer sites. Right now, I’m especially enjoying teaching Cloudera’s new course, Introduction to Data Science: Building Recommender Systems. In tandem with the rollout of the course, we’re developing Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist exams, which will include a challenging performance-based lab component in addition to the written test.

Meet the Engineer: Kathleen Ting

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer”, get to know Customer Operations Engineering Manager/Apache Sqoop committer Kathleen Ting (@kate_ting).

What do you do at Cloudera, and in what open-source projects are you involved?
I’m a support manager at Cloudera, and an Apache Sqoop committer and PMC member. I also contribute to the Apache Flume and Apache ZooKeeper mailing lists and organize and present at meetups, as well as speak at conferences, about those projects.

Meet the Instructor: Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson The Hadoop Community is an invariably fascinating world.  After all, as Clouderan ATM put it in a past blog post, the user group meetups are adorably called “HUGs.” Just as the Cloudera blog has introduced you to some of the engineers, projects, and applications that serve as the head, heart, and hands of the Hadoop Community, we’re proud to add the circulatory system (to extend the metaphor), made up of Cloudera’s expert trainers and curriculum developers who bring Hadoop to new practitioners around the world every week.

Welcome to the first installment of our “Meet the Instructor” series, in which we briefly introduce you to some of the individuals endeavoring to teach Hadoop far and wide. Today, we speak to Jesse Anderson (@jessetanderson)! 

Meet the Engineer: Marcel Kornacker

Marcel Kornacker

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer”, meet Marcel Kornacker, the architect of the Cloudera Impala open-source real-time query engine for Apache Hadoop.

Meet the Engineer: Nong Li

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer”, meet Nong Li, a software engineer working on the open-source Cloudera Impala real-time query engine.

What do you do at Cloudera?

Meet the Engineer-Turned-Product Manager: Eva Andreasson

Eva

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer”, meet Eva Andreasson (@EvaAndreasson), a former Java programmer currently working with Cloudera engineers as the product manager for CDH.

Meet the Engineer: Todd Lipcon

Todd

In this installment of “Meet the Engineers”, meet Todd Lipcon (@tlipcon), PMC member/committer for the Hadoop, HBase, and Thrift projects.

Meet the Engineer: Jon Natkins

In this installment of “Meet the Engineers”, meet Jonathan Natkins,  also known as “Natty” by his friends and colleagues. 

What do you do at Cloudera, and in which Apache project are you involved?

Meet the Engineer: Eric Sammer

In this installment of “Meet the Engineer”, we meet with Eric Sammer (invariably known as just plain “Sammer”), Apache committer and author of the upcoming O’Reilly book, Hadoop Operations.

What do you do at Cloudera, and in which Apache project are you involved?

Meet the Engineer: Aaron T. Myers

Aaron T. Myers

As I mentioned in my inaugural post last week, it’s important to shine a spotlight on the Cloudera engineers who have a hand in making the Hadoop projects run. It’s an obvious point, and yet an overlooked one, that a community is an aggregation of individual personalities who have diverse backgrounds and interests yet a shared passion for the group and its goals. As Jono Bacon puts it in his seminal 2009 book The Art of Community, “The building blocks of a community are its teams, and the material that makes these blocks are people.”