Holden Karau

Holden Karau

Software Engineer
Apple
location_on United States

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Holden is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate with a focus on Apache Spark, BEAM, and related "big data" tools. She is the co-author of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that's a bit more out of date. She is a committer on and PMC member on Apache Spark and committer on SystemML & Mahout projects.  Prior to joining Apple she worked at Google, IBM, Alpine, Databricks, Google (yes again), Foursquare, and Amazon. When not in San Francisco, Holden speaks internationally about different big data technologies (mostly Spark). She was tricked into the world of big data while trying to improve search and recommendation systems and has long since forgotten her original goal. Outside of work she enjoys playing with fire, riding scooters, and dancing.