Evan loves to design, build, and improve bleeding edge distributed data and backend systems using the latest in open source technologies. He is the creator of the FiloDB open-source distributed analytical OLAP database, as well as the Spark Job Server. He has led the design and implementation of multiple big data platforms based on Storm, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, and Scala/Akka, including a columnar real-time distributed query engine. He is an active contributor to the Apache Spark project, and a Datastax Cassandra MVP. He has built Spark applications since Spark 0.8, and Cassandra applications since 0.6. He is a big believer in GitHub, open source, and meetups, and has given talks at various conferences including Spark Summit, Cassandra Summit, FOSS4G, and Scala Days.
Evan has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master's of Electrical Engineering degree, with distinction, from Stanford University. He is currently a distinguished engineer at Tuplejump.