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Jacques Nadeau
Co-founder and CTO, Dremio

Jacques Nadeau is the Co-founder and CTO at Dremio. Prior to that, he was a Apache Drill Developer, leading the Apache Drill development efforts at MapR Technologies. He is an industry veteran with over 15 years of big data and analytics experience. Most recently, he was cofounder and CTO of search engine startup YapMap. Before that, he was director of new product engineering with Quigo (contextual advertising, acquired by AOL in 2007). He also built the Avenue A | Razorfish analytics data warehousing system and associated services practice (acquired by Microsoft).

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Posted on April 29, 2014 by Jacques Nadeau

MapR recently hosted the first Apache Drill hackathon, with nearly forty people in attendance who helped push Drill toward its first beta release. It was great to see people from companies such as Visa, Cisco, LinkedIn and Hortonworks come together to harden and enhance the Apache Drill project. 

The hackathon participants worked on many different aspects of Apache Drill. Over the next few weeks, these features will be incorporated into mainline. Here’s a preview of what we worked on, coming soon to a master near you:

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Jacques Nadeau
Open source tools make our lives easier and our products better. There are actually many more open source projects than most of us realize. One of the hardest things about launching an open source project is getting it on the map - unless it is backed by a commercial company it goes unnoticed. We all know Linux and Hadoop for example, but we aren't so familiar with the smaller projects do much of the work to make the big project look good.

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