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 time-series 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 has been an active contributor to the Apache Spark project, and a two-time Datastax Cassandra MVP. He has built Spark applications since Spark 0.8, Cassandra since 0.6. He is a big believer in GitHub, open source, and meetups, and have given talks at various conferences including Strata, Spark Summit, Cassandra Summit, FOSS4G, and Scala Days. He has a Bachelors and Masters of Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Stanford University. In his spare time he is a family man, photographer, foodie, avid Oakland Athletics fan, and committed follower of Jesus.
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