Alan is co-founder of Hortonworks and an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. Alan also designed HCatalog and guided its adoption as an Apache Incubator project. Alan has a BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Programming Pig, a book from O’Reilly Press. Follow Alan on Twitter: @alanfgates.
Daniel is an Apache Pig PMC member/committer involved with Pig for 6 years at Yahoo and now at Hortonworks. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Central Florida, with a specialization in distributed computing, data mining and computer security.