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Matei Zaharia (2015)

Matei Zaharia is a Romanian-Canadian computer scientist specializing in big data, distributed systems, and cloud computing. He is a co-founder and CTO of Databricks, and an assistant professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He created the Apache Spark project and co-created the Apache Mesos project during his PhD at UC Berkeley, and also designed the core scheduling algorithms used in Apache Hadoop, including the most widely used fair scheduler.

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About the Matei Zaharia Interview

My short bio:
I started the Spark project during my PhD and have also worked closely with other open source projects in large-scale computing, including Apache Hadoop and Mesos. I'm now an assistant professor at MIT as well as CTO of Databricks, the startup company created by the Spark team. I plan to continue doing research and open source work in big data, so ask me anything on the topic. I'll be around until at least 11 AM Pacific.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/matei_zaharia/status/584022507159556096, https://twitter.com/matei_zaharia/status/584023965120749568

Bonus: In honor of Spark's fifth birthday, O'Reilly is also offering a discount code for Strata + Hadoop World in London: special 20% Discount with code REDDIT20. You can see O'Reilly's other Spark materials at oreilly.com/go/spark.

Update 11:02 PT: I have to stop answering questions for this morning, but thanks everyone for participating. I'll come back to the thread later this afternoon and answer any remaining questions that people might add. Cheers!

Matei Zaharia Apr 03, 2015