Josh Patterson currently runs a consultancy in the big data machine learning / deep learning space. Previously Josh ran the field org for Skymind, worked as a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera, and as a machine learning / distributed systems engineer at the Tennessee Valley Authority where he brought
Hadoop into the smart grid with the openPDC project. Josh has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he did published research on mesh networks (tinyOS) and social insect optimization algorithms. Josh has over 17 years in software development and is very active in the open source space contributing to projects such as deeplearning4j, Apache Mahout, Metronome, IterativeReduce, openPDC, and JMotif.