About I was the Founder and CEO of Drawn to Scale, a venture-backed startup. We built Spire, the first SQL database on Hadoop. Now I help companies build big data strategies and engage developers.
I have a deep love for distributed systems, databases, and closing deals.
I have a passion for companies with large technical risk and small market risk. I prefer to solve problems with computer science instead of marketing.
I’m an occasional speaker on the topic of Distributed Computing and Scalability at events such as OSCON, Hadoop World, LinkedIn Engineering Talks, and ApacheCon.
I’ve also been programming since I was 8 years old.