This is the thread for us all to get to know each other a little better. Please reply to this topic with a quick introduction of yourself. Include details like your background, what industry and job role you are in, what brings you to this community, what projects you are working on or planning, and any other interesting facts about you.
We encourage all our members to participate in this thread. It can be a great place to make connections with other professionals, get ideas for new projects, or just enjoy a little downtime conversing with other big data practitioners.
I'll kick this off with my own introduction. My background is in UNIX systems administration, Java development, application support and enterprise software. I had about 15 years of experience in a wide range of industries, public and private sectors, and even entrepreneurial endeavors when I joined Cloudera.
I joined Cloudera in 2011 as a support engineer (we call them Customer Operations Engineers) and worked for two years in that role, becoming our Hbase SME team lead before founding our online community and becoming Community Manager. I couldn't be more excited about Cloudera, this community, and the places all of you smart people are taking Hadoop and big data! In my opinion, "Big Data" is the best place I've ever been in my career and I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon Cloudera and Hadoop.
When I'm not working, I enjoy mountain biking and training for events like Triathlons and Tough Mudders. I also stay very busy with my wife and kids, we love live music, camping, hiking, and dining out. I play guitar to reduce stress and I like beer. Especially local craft beers. :-)
While I don't have Clint's technical chops I do have some interesting experience in my work history before my career in online communities. I started working at the age of 14 and held many different jobs from amusement park gaming operator and Emergency Medical Technician to 911 Dispatch Supervisor. In 2011 I joined Dell and ran their IdeaStorm community which collected customer ideas to improve products, services and operations for the company.
I joined Cloudera earlier this year as a Community Moderator and assist Clint with the community which has been growing by leaps and bounds. I have been impressed with the knowledge being shared on the community by those with all levels of experience. I look forward to getting to know many of you through our interactions here.
On the more personal side, I describe myself as a tech addict as I typically am an early adopter of new technology. I enjoy movies, gaming, travel, watching sports and keeping up with the latest news on a variety of topics but my main hobby is digital photography.
Hello, My name is Shamika and I am an Instrumentation Engineer. I have 11 years of experience in Building Automation/Control systems domain.
I have a strong understanding and experience of the entire project lifecycle from requirements analysis, hardware design, software programming, testing & generation of databases.
In doing so, I have gained solid experience in SQL and C++ & communication protocols like bacnet ms/tp, zigbee.
In my 11 years of career I have got the opportunity to work on some of the best facilities around the world and with some very knowledgable experts.
Data analysis & DW is very nascent in Building Automation domain. At the same time, it a very important aspect of how we can make our facilities more energy and cost efficient.
A building system generates large amount of useful data which has not been leveraged in entirety due to the complexity of data and equipments. It will be interesting to know how big data analytics can be applied to it to make useful business and environmental friendly decisions.
My past few years experience has been specifically in ETL/DW & I am currently planning to enroll in the big data analyst course to gain some more useful insights and skills through it.
I love to read, walk, cook and watch movies. I look forward to interacting with the wonderful cloudera community!!
Welcome to your new community for big data analytics, Shamika! :) We are glad to have you. That is some impressive experience you have and the stuff you mention falls directly in the realm of what our products help people do. Your use case, in fact, reminds me of a talk we just hosted at a local Cloudera User Group meetup in Austin. Here's a link to that presentation, in case it's of interest:
Waiting on a response on one of the threads, meanwhile stumbled here.
Working as a platform architect, six years of experience mainly in Java and Enterprise solutions.
Currently building up team to handle Hadoop Administration by doing hands-on first.
Six months into CDH / Hadoop. Having fun. Impala being the point of focus for us right now.
Plan to move infrastructure to Cloud soon. More fun.
Here to gain knowledge from experienced people in the field.
Motorbikes are my secondry skills, love to scrap knee on that corner.
I'm not good at introduce myself.I have two years' C Programming experience.Last year i start learn Java programming,and since then i love java,think it is a so beautiful language.and i programmed a joystick running on android that can control quadflyer with wifi communication.now i am studying hadoop and wanna work with Java.
Thanks again.Hope you would help me in the path to certification.
@DevS, very glad to have you join our community and I'm sure you'll find your peers more than willing and able to help you along your big data journey! Thank you for joining and participating in our community!