Paradiso


Aerobatic pilot, software architect, explorer, and researcher focused on all things distributed.


2013 - Year in Review

13, Nov. 2013

Cache Registry

Cache once, fail on filesystem cache for use in distributed systems such as Storm.


27, Oct. 2013

Marine Corps Marathon

Time3:49:48
13.1 Split Time1:53:01
Pace8:45/mi
Placing3456 of 23380
Placing (in gender)2632 of 13484

26, Oct. 2013

Aerobatics Instruction

InstructorBill Finagin
SchoolDent-Air, Ltd.
AirportANP
Aircraft FlownPitts S-2C
CoursesTailwheel Endorsement
High Performance Endorsement
Pitts Checkout
Stall / Spin Recovery
Unusual Attitude / Upset Training
Competition Aerobatics
Total HoursIn Progress

Sept. 2013 - Present

Software Architect - TECS Ingest

G2 Incorporated

Lead a small team of engineers to develop a fault tolerant and scalable ingest topology over the Storm framework. Personally handle myriad aspects of the development process to include:

  • managing team members and tasking
  • communicating architecture design decisions to teammates and customers
  • presenting notable achievements and deliverables to key executive leadership
  • writing specialized Storm mechanisms such as filesystem cache libraries useful specifically for execution within a distributed environment
  • building out the ingest cluster to include Storm, Zookeeper, Hadoop, and Accumulo

The system is built to support multiple different data types and formats (some proprietary) with the goal of data fusion and analytic discovery.


9, Sept. 2013

Private Pilot's License (PPL)

InstructorMegan Volpe
SchoolWashington International Flight Academy
AirportKGAI
Aircraft FlownCessna 172
Piper Arrow
CoursesPrivate Pilot
Total Hours53.2

June 2013

TEDGlobal

Edinburgh, Scotland

Memorable TalksJoseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained.
Pico Iyer: Where is home?
Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

June 2013

Italy

Florence

Cinque Terre

Venice

Rome

Vatican City


29, May 2013

Solo Flight

InstructorMegan Volpe
SchoolWashington International Flight Academy
AirportKGAI
Aircraft FlownCessna 172
Piper Arrow
CoursesPrivate Pilot License
Total Hours15.4

Jan. 2013

Siren

G2 Incorporated

Developed a library of capabilities to ease the architecting of higher level systems leveraging the Storm stream processing framework. Library functions include code for:

  • ingestion into multiple distributed databases (Accumulo, HBase)
  • normalization of data given a map of transformations
  • source capabilities to easily project data into the Storm stream
  • data tagging to aid in optimized queries

The library was further tested against multiple data sets (xml, csv, json, etc.) ingesting 1M+ records a minute on a modest five node cluster.