Pete Warden is the founder of the OpenHeatMap project, writer of the Data Source Handbook for O'Reilly, a regular contributor to ReadWriteWeb, and a consultant to the New York Times. With 14 years experience building large-scale data processing solutions, including five as a senior engineer at Apple, Pete has been on the frontlines of Big Data, using, writing about, and contributing code to tools like Redis, MongoDB and Hadoop. He believes these services radically change what's possible, and speaks to audiences around the country about how they can do amazing things with their own data.
"Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden is new, fresh, and covers many different interfaces that give you access to cool stuff...This book is very current, and if you get an electronic version that you can cut and paste from, you can, well, cut and paste from it and get up to speed even faster. And no Post-Its. You can interface with Google Books, various movie databases, and all sorts of other things. I highly recommend it."
--Greg Laden, Scienceblogs.com