Mark is an experienced/hands-on BigData architect. He has been developing software for over 20 years in a variety of technologies (enterprise, web, HPC) and for a variety of verticals (healthcare, O&G, legal, financial). He currently focuses on Hadoop, BigData, NOSQL and Amazon Cloud Services. Mark has been doing Hadoop training for individuals and corporations; his classes are hands-on and draw heavily on his industry experience.
Mark stays active in the Hadoop / Startup communities. He runs Houston Hadoop Meetup. Mark contributes to a number of Hadoop-based projects.