About our Committee
The Accumulo Summit Program Committee is a group of volunteers whose goal is to make Accumulo Summit content as interesting as possible.
Cofounder and Chief Technical Officer, Koverse
Aaron Cordova is the original founder of the Accumulo project and led the development through the release of version 1.0. Since then Aaron has helped organizations build big data capabilities around Accumulo and has contributed to growing the Accumulo community, including organizing Accumulo meetups and writing the O’Reilly book on Accumulo with two others. He is currently CTO and co-founder of Koverse Inc. who recently announced a partnership with Cloudera to provide expertise and enhancements around Accumulo.
Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Drew Farris is a software developer and technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton where he helps his client solve problems related to large scale analytics, distributed computing and machine learning. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a contributing author to Manning Publications’ “Taming Text” and the Booz Allen Hamilton “Field Guide to Data Science”.
Cofounder and Chief Technical Officer, Sqrrl
As the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Sqrrl, Adam Fuchs is responsible for ensuring that Sqrrl is leading the world in Big Data Infrastructure technology. Previously at the National Security Agency, Adam was an innovator and technical director for several database projects, handling some of the world’s largest and most diverse data sets. He is a co-founder of the Apache Accumulo project. Adam has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington and has completed extensive graduate-level course work at the University of Maryland.
Chief Architect, ClearEdge IT Solutions
Dan Hood is the Chief Architect at ClearEdge IT Solutions, where he helps customers develop distributed software for Big Data problems. He has led various efforts that utilize Apache Accumulo and has focused on applications that require real-time user interaction. Dan has a B.S. & M.S. in Computer Science from UMBC where he has gone on to teach a wide range of courses as an adjunct faculty member for over a decade. He has also taught various Big Data courses within the commercial and DoD communities.
Solutions Architect, Cloudera
Alex Moundalexis is a Solutions Architect for Cloudera Government Solutions and contributor to Apache Accumulo. Alex has spent the last year installing and configuring Hadoop clusters across the United States for a variety of commercial and government customers. Before entering the land of Big Data, Alex spent the better part of ten years wrangling Linux server farms and writing Perl as a contractor to the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. He likes shiny objects.
Senior Software Developer, SWComplete
Eric Newton has been a programmer for over 30 years, and has worked on Accumulo since 2009. He has been an open-source contributor and consumer since 1988. Through the years, his distributed communications systems work has included Air Traffic Control, Systems Monitoring and Databases. Eric has started 3 of his own companies and helped several other businesses start.
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Hortonworks
Billie Rinaldi is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Hortonworks, Inc., currently prototyping new features related to application monitoring and deployment in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Prior to August 2012, Billie engaged in big data science and research at the National Security Agency. Since 2008, she has been providing technical leadership regarding the software that is now Apache Accumulo. Billie is the VP of Apache Accumulo, the Accumulo Project Management Committee Chair, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sapan “Soup” Shah
Lead Engineer, 42six Solutions
Sapan 'Soup' Shah is a Lead Engineer with 42Six solutions. Over the past 2 years with 42Six, Soup has worked on a set of solutions which have involved indexing various types of data into Accumulo. Beisdes working with Accumulo Soup also works with MapReduce, HBase, Thrift, Zookeeper, and Protocol Buffers to produce custom cloud solutions for 42Six's customer base. Prior to joining 42six, Soup was a engineer with Google in Mountain View, California. While out there he had the opportunity to work with cutting edge cloud technologies including Google's BigTable implementation, GFS, and MapReduce implementation.