Meet the Committer, Part One: Alan Gates

Meet the Committer, Part One: Alan Gates by Kim Truong.

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Series Introduction

Hortonworks is on a mission to accelerate the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop. Through engineering open source Hadoop, our efforts with our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), a 100% open source data management platform, and partnerships with the likes of Microsoft, Teradata, Talend and others, we will accomplish this, one installation at a time.

What makes this mission possible is our all-star team of Hadoop committers. In this series, we’re going to profile those committers, to show you the face of Hadoop.

Alan Gates, Apache Pig and HCatalog Committer

Education is a key component of this mission. Helping companies gain a better understanding of the value of Hadoop through transparent communications of the work we’re doing is paramount. In addition to explaining core Hadoop projects (MapReduce and HDFS) we also highlight significant contributions to other ecosystem projects including Apache Ambari, Apache HCatalog, Apache Pig and Apache Zookeeper.

Alan Gates is a leader in our Hadoop education programs. That is why I’m incredibly excited to kick off the next phase of our “Future of Apache Hadoop” webinar series. We’re starting off this segment with 4-webinar series on September 12 with “Pig out to Hadoop” with Alan Gates (twitter:@alanfgates). Alan is an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. Alan is also a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a co-founder of Hortonworks.

My only complaint is that the interview is too short!

Looking forward to the Pig webinar!

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