A page featuring the contributors (i.e. Hadoopsters) to this site. Read about each writer below.

Landon Robinson
Principal Data Science Engineer at Disney

Two time Spark + AI Summit speaker. Passionate about teaching others big data engineering and distributed computing. Co-author of The Spark Starter Guide. Proud husband and father of two girls. Formerly worked in the video game industry.

Co-founder of

James Barney
Technical Director, Cloud Engineering at Ally

I build transformative applications in the cloud, delivering technical capabilities quickly so that my business partners can focus on our customers’ needs.

With a background in big data, I’ve built enterprise data lakes in S3 and real-time streaming, predictive applications in Kinesis.

Co-founder of

Craig Covey
Staff Software Engineer – Kohl’s

Experienced software engineer with a passion for Big Data and The Cloud. Extensive experience delivering outstanding results in production using Python, Scala, Apache Airflow, Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Microsoft Azure, Azure Databricks, & Google Cloud Platform.