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From Frank McQuillan <>
Subject Re: [INTRODUCTIONS] I'm Greg, and I'm part of the Apache MADlib community
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:56:22 GMT

My name is Frank McQuillan and I am in product management at Pivotal.  For
the last couple of years I have been working on Apache MADlib (actually
before it was an ASF project).  Earlier on at Pivotal, I worked on
real-time streaming and architectures for BI/analytics use cases.  In my
prior life, I have worked in aviation, robots and drones, with a dose of
advertising technology thrown in for good measure at Yahoo.

With the rapid growth of machine learning in the enterprise especially over
the last couple of years, it is great to see SQL-based in-database methods
gaining more traction.  After all, most enterprises have a wealth of data
sitting in relational form, so if we can bring machine learning to that
data and operating on it in place, there is a lot of value to be gained.
Moving and transforming data can be expensive.

Look forward to meeting you in this forum, and also at your favorite
database and Hadoop type conferences.

Frank McQuillan

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 7:03 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <>

> Greg, thanks for kicking off the roll call. Getting to know each other is
> super
> useful (and can be fun! ;-)). I'll go next:
> I am Roman (your friendly neighborhood mentor). I hang around a lot of ASF
> big data projects (as a committer and a PMC member), but lately I've been
> gravitating towards IoT as well (Apache Mynewt). I started my career at Sun
> microsystems back at a time when Linux  wasn't even 1.x and I've been doing
> enterprise software ever since. I was lucky enough to get to work on
> the original Hadoop team at Yahoo! and fall in love with not one but two
> elephants (Hadoop and Postgres). Recently I've assumed a position of
> VP of Technology at ODPi and I'm still hoping to MHGA! My secret weapon
> is Apache Bigtop (which I co-founded) and I'm not afraid to use it!
> I'm here to help as much as I can to make sure that this community
> evolves into a vibrant, self-governed, exciting place worthy of being
> a top level project (TLP) at ASF. If you have any questions or ideas
> that you may  want to bounce off of me -- please don't hesitate to reach
> out directly or  on the mailing list.
> Thanks,
> Roman.
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 11:48 AM, Gregory Chase <> wrote:
> > Dear MADlibers,
> >
> > I thought it would be fun to get to know some of the other people in the
> > community.
> >
> > My name is Greg Chase and I run community development for Pivotal for big
> > data open source communities that Pivotal contributes to.
> >
> > Some of you may have seen my frequent emails about virtual events I help
> > organize for user and contributor education.
> >
> > The most fun I've had with MADlib to date is the chance to interview Joe
> > Hellerstein about the origins of the project.
> >
> >
> > I always enjoy the super interesting data science discussion we've had in
> > the MADlib community calls.
> >
> > These days I'm much more of a marketer than a coder, but I still love
> > hearing about the kinds of projects that MADlib users are involved in.
> >
> > I know we'd all love to hear more about everyone else's projects, and how
> > you became a MADlib user.  So please introduce yourselves!
> >
> > --
> > Greg Chase
> >
> > Global Head, Big Data Communities
> >
> >
> > Pivotal Software
> >
> >
> > 650-215-0477
> > @GregChase
> > Blog:
> >

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