Category Archives: Meet the Engineer

Meet the Project Founder: Josh Wills

Categories: Data Science Hadoop MapReduce Meet the Engineer

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.

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Meet the Project Founder: Tom White

Categories: Cloud Meet the Engineer


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.

What led you to your project idea(s)?

Whirr grew out of some scripts I had written in 2006 for spinning up Hadoop clusters on Amazon EC2.

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Meet the Project Founder: Alejandro Abdelnur

Categories: Community General Meet the Engineer Oozie

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)?

Back in 2008, while I was working at Yahoo! in Bangalore, we began to notice that other teams were taking a variety of manual,

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Meet the Engineer: Mark Miller

Categories: Community Meet the Engineer Search

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)?

I’m a software engineer on the Search team. I’ve been involved in the Apache Lucene community since 2006 and Apache Solr since around 2009.

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