Alan is an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. In this role he oversaw the implementation of the language, including programming interfaces and the overall design. He has presented Pig at numerous conferences and user groups, universities, and companies. Alan is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a co-founder of Hortonworks. He has a BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
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