Holden is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate @ Google with a focus on Apache Spark, BEAM, and related "big data" tools. She is the co-author of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that's a bit more out of date. She is a committer and PMC on Apache Spark and committer on SystemML & Mahout projects. She was tricked into the world of big data while trying to improve search and recommendation systems and has long since forgotten her original goal.
Talks I've Given
Keynote: The Magic Behind Spark
Featuring Holden Karau
Apache Spark is one of the most popular general purpose distributed systems, and has driven a lot of growth in the Scala community. This talk will look at the magic which makes Spark work, peeling back the curtain to revel the several hundred gnomes that secretly power most distributed systems.scalax spark keynote scala apache-spark