Doug Cutting: "Open Source FAQs"

Event information - February 5, 2019; 9:50-11:20; Engineering 2 Room 192

January 17, 2019


Abstract: The mechanisms of open source software development can be mysterious and confusing. In this talk I will attempt to explain some fundamental characteristics of open source, what drives its communities, and help folks decide how they might get involved.

Bio: Doug Cutting is currently Chief Architect at Cloudera, Inc. and the founder of numerous groundbreaking open-source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. The wide-spread adoption of Hadoop, in particular, is credited for giving rise to today’s big data industry. Cutting was previously Chair of the Apache Software Foundation Board. He has also worked with Yahoo, Excite, Apple, and Xerox PARC.