Training our team in the ApacheWay

Training our team in the ApacheWay
Owen O'Malley (Hortonworks)

Hortonworks contributes to a number of Apache projects. When we started we depended on our many experienced Apache community members to train their fellow Hortonworkers in the Apache Way.  However, as we grew we found that training "by osmosis" was no longer sufficient. So we have instituted training for our teams in what Apache is, how it works, their responsibilities as part of Apache and how that meshes with their responsibilities as Hortonworkers, as well as a practical list of best practices and what to avoid. This talk will share some thoughts on the need for this training, give an overview of the content, talk about the results we have seen, and discuss how we are now working to role this out beyond engineering into the rest of the company.

Owen O'Malley has been contributing patches to Hadoop since before it became an independent Apache project. He was the first committer added and still remains one of the most active contributors to Apache Hadoop. He was also the founding chair of the Apache Hadoop Project Management Committee. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Owen worked on Yahoo! Search’s WebMap project, which built a graph of the known web and applied many heuristics to the entire graph. Once ported to Apache Hadoop, it became the single largest known Hadoop application. He has a PhD in Software Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.