Ellen Friedman View Bio
Ted Dunning View Bio
Ellen Friedman is a consultant and commentator on big data topics. Active in open source, Ellen is a committer for Apache Mahout, co-author of the book Mahout in Action and a contributor for Apache Drill. She has a PhD in biochemistry, did laboratory research in microbiology, molecular biology and plant genetic engineering and has written about a wide range of technical topics including biology, oceanography and the genetics of learning and memory.
Ellen thinks rabbits are funny, so she helped design magic-themed cartoons in the book "A Rabbit Under the Hat."
Ted Dunning is Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member of the Apache Mahout, Apache ZooKeeper, and Apache Drill projects. Ted has been very active in mentoring new Apache projects and is currently serving as vice president of incubation for the Apache Software Foundation. Ted was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo Music) and Veoh recommendation systems. He built fraud detection systems for ID Analytics (later purchased by LifeLock) and he has 24 patents issued to date and a dozen pending. Ted has a PhD in computing science from the University of Sheffield. When he’s not doing data science, he plays guitar and mandolin. He also bought the beer at the first Hadoop user group meeting..