I'm a software engineer who likes distributed systems and all things Hadoop. My professional hobbies are running hadoopweekly.com and occasional open-source contributions. I work for the United States Digital Service and have previous held roles at Sum, Foursquare, Adconion, and Joost.

I live in Washington DC with my wife, Julie, and my dogs Stella and Luna.

I received a Master's degree from Rutgers Computer Science Department.  I've worked on a number of interesting problems in applied graph theory, including parallel algorithms for shortest path problems and external memory algorithms for visualizing massive graphs.

I attended Lafayette College where I received a BS in Computer Science.  While at Lafayette, I was an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, a hobby which I try to maintain.