I’m currently the Sr. Director of Cloud Engineering at CrowdStrike. Previously I’ve worked for Gravity as Director of Engineering, Panasonic Avionics as a technical lead and McAfee Enterprise products as a lead developer. I’ve been at 4 startups and enjoy helping to build a company from a team of 10 to hundreds.
Currently Using or Playing with the Following Technologies
Cassandra-tools in Python
Recent events I’ve spoken at:
OC Big Data meetup 2014
“Introduction to Apache Kafka”
AWS re:Invent 2014 Conference
Leveraging the Cloud with a Blue/Green Architecture
Cassandra Summit 2015
1 Million Writes Per Second on 60 nodes with EBS and Cassandra
Amazon re:Invent Conference 2015
Open Sourced “GoTel” – https://github.com/CrowdStrike/gotel
Open Sourced “Goose” – HTML Article extractor similar to Flipboard/Instapaper for extracting the text from HTML web pages. Became one of the top 20 scala projects on github. 1100+ stars, 200+forks and ported to 5+ languages.
Oreilly.com – Using Wikipedia as Bayesian Classifier Training Data
ZendCon 2009 Speaker – How to run an enterprise PHP shop.
Zend Case Studies with McAfee/Jim Plush